We have a terrific effort going in North Carolina to get out the women's vote. It involves hand writing a letter to targeted women voters--the ones who are infrequent or new voters. We are urging them to vote and, of course, vote with us on November 6. We include all the early voting information, candidate info and we give them a flip card to help them through the judiciary races as well as the straight ticket which because of redistricting is confusing. The card includes all the early voting times and places and we add, depending on the precinct, the November 6 voting place. To quote from Durham Women Votes:
In 2008, women helped turn NC blue by writing letters to infrequent women voters in Durham. We turned out 61% of our 21,180 letter recipients which translates to 12,919 votes. President Obama beat Senator McCain by 14, 692 votes in North Carolina.
This is a proven effective tactic. We can use those of you who come from "safe" states or others from North Carolina who might be unaware of this project to help us write these letters. As I have said to my voters--the choice could not be more stark. Those of you with time and energy go to this site or here and register to write. Early voting starts October 18 so time is short. We can keep NC blue!
UPDATE On the advice of highacidity who provided the banner at the beginning of the diary, I have revised this diary slightly and am posting this at a time when hopefully more eyes will see it.
It was suggested that I put this comment in the diary. So here it is:
It is easy to write the letters
and they go pretty fast. I don't have a form that I copy but I have a pile of info on the Republicans and I let myself get excited about any of many grotesque plans they have. Then I just write away. I do concentrate on healthcare and women's health. Since we are targeting a lot of young people, student loans and Pell Grants are a good subject too. It's personal and nice.