Skip to main content

If anyone in the DC metro area -- DC, Maryland, or Virginia -- has some time to spare on election day, MDteacher is looking for help getting people to the polls.

MDTeacher is a Montgomery County teacher working with the Obama campaign in Virginia to organize an election day effort to get voters from the Virginia Metro Stations to the polls before they close at 7:00 pm. The plan is to have sign-wavers at each metro station all day reminding people to vote and telling them that they will have rides to nearby polling places in the afternoon. In the afternoon/early evening , they'll have vehicles ready to take voters to their polling places.

If this effort is going to be effective, they need many volunteers - both drivers (21 and older) and volunteers to be outside the stations(all ages). The more volunteers, the more stations can be covered. Virginia is going to be very close and this is the kind of effort that can really make a difference.

I hope that you can help. You can sign up at and they'll be in touch. If you have any questions, please send a kosmail to mdteacher or to me. Please spread this message as widely as you can. The more people we get to volunteer, the better this will be.

Originally posted to JamieG from Md on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 07:45 AM PDT.

Also republished by Virginia Kos and Maryland Kos.


What will you be doing election day?

45%5 votes
36%4 votes
18%2 votes

| 11 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site