Sunday, October 29, 2006

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

I was thinking this morning about all of the things I have been doing to help elect our Fort Bend County candidates, and really, all Democratic candidates running for office this year. It makes me tired just thinking about it. All of it is pure grunt work that needs to be done in a campaign. But necessary, I think. So let me see if I can’t put a comprehensive list of things I did this past summer and fall. No, not to impress anyone, just an FYI. And if I leave anything out, please let me know.

Block walking – by my estimate, something around 800 “persuadable” doors knocked on.
Stuffing campaign literature into plastic bags
Door drops – hanging campaign literature on the front doors of houses
Envelope stuffing – preparing a mailer to a targeted population
Working a donor list – calling to raise funds for the Morrison ad.
Working a GOTV list – calling people to remind them to vote a straight democratic ticket.
Getting an absentee ballot application for Mary
Helping to set up a garage sale fundraiser
Data entry in the Texas VAN
Making suggestions for a future mailout
Making campaign contributions
Posting comments on FortBendNow
Putting lawn signs together
Erecting 4 X 4 and 4 X 6 campaign road signs
Manning a booth
Attending a candidate forum
Attending house parties
Attending dinner functions
Attending fundraisers
Eating barbecue
Chauffeuring a nationally recognized democratic spokesman to the airport.
Blogging about it all. This entry makes number 115.

That’s it I think.


Susan said...

Hal - you forgot the damn garage sale! How could you forget the garage sale?

muse said...

Well, there were the meetings. One or more were pretty important for strategizing and moving things forward, if you recall.

Hal said...

Yes, I forgot about that. More than one of them was attended by me with my clothing drenched in perspiration. I don't know how you all stood for it.

Ann Van said...

And don't forget that you have manned more than just the one booth. But things I consider very important are your wit, wisdom, ability to put things in perspective (you are an essential "Politics for Dummies" manual for me), your ability to keep us going under extreme duress and being the only Young Democrats Sponsor in Fort Bend County. Oh that we could clone you!