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To: Steve Lokness who wrote (206899)11/4/2012 9:56:14 AM
From: JohnM  Respond to of 503046
Do you really think your calls will change a vote at this time?

Two different kinds of calls and I've done both. One is to try to persuade friends and neighbors to vote for someone they know. And not vote for someone else they know. Small town political activity. It's very valuable.

The second is get out the vote calls. You create a list of your supporters in town and call them all on voting eve and even on voting day to encourage them to get to the polls to vote.

As for the present national election, NJ is out of play. You can, however, call folk in other states and there are phone banks around here doing so. Those phone banks are likely to be very effective in gotv. Remember, I'm talking about lists of your supporters.

But to go back to the first item, persuading. It's my impression that these lists are so fine tuned, so intricately developed, that a person to person call, not a robo call, can become a friendly chat about voting options. I haven't done it this time around because of other issues here at home. But I would be surprised if it were ineffective.

To: Steve Lokness who wrote (206899)11/4/2012 10:17:41 AM
From: epicure  Respond to of 503046
I've been calling- and we are not calling anyone who is not a committed democrat. Our call center thrust has been to 1. get other people who want Obama reelected out to work for him and 2. get obama voters to the polls. Response has been universally positive.