And So We Beat On...
It turns out that the convention was only the beginning of an all-out 60-day push. Calls need to be made and doors knocked on, and I cheer everyone who is doing this courageous and crucial work.
Go to www.barackobama.com/dashboard to connect with the local campaign. The site makes it incredibly easy to participate. Once you're logged in, they give you a script, phone numbers and strategies for speaking to people. They tell you what else is going on, and what else you can do. Everything you do is immediately logged at the national level, and I can tell you that those digital outreach people up there are real, hip, and gung-ho. They were right there helping us bloggers face-to-face in Charlotte.
Plus, it's pretty cool to see all the names of people in your community already volunteering, many of whom you will know from other parts of your life.
Special Missouri note: Obviously, there is a lot of anxiety around voter perception of the positions of our Democratic candidates for Senate and for President. We all know that we can and must elect both of them. We want people to vote a straight Democratic ticket. Get this into people's heads: Vote for Claire McCaskill and Barack Obama! Democrats differ because:
1. they represent us at different levels and different branches of government and;
2. the people they represent differ.
The digital infrastructure provided by the Obama campaign is unbelievable, and we need to take advantage of this if we are going to swing Missouri back into blue.