• Saturday with OFA-New Hampshire

    A Saturday with OFA-New Hampshire

    A look behind the scenes on the President's grassroots campaign in New Hampshire

    Storified by Obama for America NH · Thu, Jul 19 2012 09:22:15

    A Campaign Saturday with President Obama's Grassroots Campaign in New Hampshire
    Saturday morning comes earlier and earlier. There's a lot to do though, so the earlier we're out of bed the better.Obama For America - New Hampshire
    It's a flurry in the morning to get everything together before the canvassers arrive.Obama For America - New Hampshire
    But our field organizers and volunteers have this down to a science.Obama For America - New Hampshire
    It's a moving sight: the flag of this great nation waving ever so gently in the breeze of an industrial air conditioning unit, glimmering under fluorescent lightObama For America - New Hampshire
    State Director Pete Kavanaugh models the more casual Saturday dress codeObama For America - New Hampshire
    Here's a detail shot for the fashion bloggersObama For America - New Hampshire
    Digital Director Greg Wasserstrom gets all the best stuffObama For America - New Hampshire
    Campaign staffers often end up with multiple cell phones. This is a bipartisan phenomenon as far as we know.Obama For America - New Hampshire
    Amy Kennedy is the state deputy political director, which means she spends a lot of time on the phoneObama For America - New Hampshire
    The OFA-NH political department in all its gloryObama For America - New Hampshire
    DJ Wakana (AKA communications staffer Ben Wakana) spins a crucial "Call Me Maybe"Obama For America - New Hampshire
    Walk lit, talking points, pretzels. It's hard to say which of these is most importantObama For America - New Hampshire
    Kate Malloy, regional field director for the Manchester area, greets a regular volunteer. There's really no better way to get to know your neighborsObama For America - New Hampshire
    Important for everyone to know how much (or how little) time is left before the electionObama For America - New Hampshire
    Jos, a summer organizing fellow, talks about the plan for the day's canvass with volunteersObama For America - New Hampshire
    A volunteer checks out his list while being prepped for the goals of the day's canvassObama For America - New Hampshire
    Volunteers get familiar with their turf before canvassing in ManchesterObama For America - New Hampshire
    Snacks are a key component of any Day of Action – both for when you arrive and for while you're canvassingObama For America - New Hampshire
    The only thing campaign staffers appreciate more than a snack is a health snack. Here, a volunteer presents us with an amazing fruit platterObama For America - New Hampshire
    The first volunteer canvasser arrives and signs in in DoverObama For America - New Hampshire
    The Manchester field office is on the third floor. It's important to keep the energy level up in the stairwell. Don't want to lose people half wayObama For America - New Hampshire
    Once all the volunteers arrive at the designated locations, the briefing beginsObama For America - New Hampshire
    Field organizer Mike Padmore briefs his volunteers for the canvass in HamptonObama For America - New Hampshire
    Then, canvassers hit the streets.Obama For America - New Hampshire
    No matter how many times we walk this turf, it doesn't get any less beautifulObama For America - New Hampshire
    Gotta refuel, and it's better with friends. This is mid-canvass lunch stopObama For America - New Hampshire
    Then back to the doors againObama For America - New Hampshire
    After everyone gets back from canvassing come the debrief. This is an important decompression step. This debrief is in ManchesterObama For America - New Hampshire
    And another debrief in MerrimackObama For America - New Hampshire
    And this debrief is in ____.Obama For America - New Hampshire
    Fact: coffee is central to the electoral process here in New Hampshire.Obama For America - New Hampshire
    So is Chinese foodObama For America - New Hampshire
    After the canvassing is done, the data entry beginsObama For America - New Hampshire
    A little bit of data entryObama For America - New Hampshire
    Saturday night means getting tomorrow's walk packets ready so we can do it all againObama For America - New Hampshire

    In a campaign as tight as this, every single person who gets involved makes a difference. It just takes one person to win an election, and that's what we keep in mind as we talk to voters across New Hampshire. This past Saturday was no exception as we hit the streets to talk to folks about why we're supporting President Obama.

    This is what it looks like to get involved and spend part of your Saturday with us. It's not always easy, but we have a lot of fun and we know we're making a difference.

    There are just 16 Saturdays left of this campaign. Sign up now to join us on July 28th or 29th for our It Takes One weekend of action and see for yourself how a single person can make a big, big difference.

    I want to make a difference

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