I report here for second shift every day thru election day.
Upon arrival there is a training session and neighborhood assignments are made.
Then . . . hit the streets. The shift ends with a de-briefing session . . . but only after contact has been attempted at every single door on your list.
There are hundreds of staging locations across the state and thousands of volunteers.
The stakes are too high to not work until the last vote is in.
"This morning, as our volunteer Neighborhood Team Leaders opened 5,117 get-out-the-vote (GOTV) staging locations in the battleground states that will decide this election, they began to execute the final phase of a ground game unlike any American politics has ever seen. These staging locations are even more localized versions of our field offices—set up in supporters’ homes, businesses, or any area that can serve as a central hub for a team’s GOTV activities in the final days.
From these hyper-local Obama hubs, volunteers have signed up for 698,799 shifts to get out the vote over the final four days of this campaign, a number that grows by the minute as organizers continue assigning supporters who have expressed an interest in volunteering. These volunteer-led GOTV staging locations embody what this campaign has been all about since we started organizing for change in 2007. The Neighborhood Team Leaders who are running our get-out-the-vote operation have been working in these neighborhoods for months, if not years.
Since we launched the re-election campaign in April 2011, those teams have been focused like a laser beam on three things: 1) expanding the electorate by registering new voters, 2) persuading undecided voters, and then 3) turning out our supporters. On all three fronts, these volunteers have blown away our most optimistic expectations."