Following a tremendously successful primary, we take a moment to recap the final weekend of volunteer canvassing as told by one of our neighborhood teams.
Vancouver’s OFA-WA headquarters was packed last Sunday with volunteers gathered for a Primary Election Get-Out-the-Vote canvass kick-off. Local legislators Tim Probst and Sharon Wylie gave rousing speeches to fire up the volunteers before they hit the doors.
“We’re absolutely going to win because of the kind of work you’re doing,” said Rep. Probst. State Representative. “I greatly appreciate everyone coming out.”
Representative Wylie chatted with volunteers and spoke to the group before canvassers hit the streets in a heat wave.
“You can’t tell me that every single one of you doesn’t count big time,” she said to the volunteers. “We have integrity and the right message.”
Monica Stonier, candidate for State Representative in Clark County told the volunteers “This is a marathon, not a sprint. Every time you feel inspired, make sure you come on in. All of us candidates are really grateful for all the time and energy you put in.”
In nearly 100 degree heat, volunteers walked neighborhoods, handing out literature and speaking with voters. At the same time, they reminded voters of the August 7 deadline for primary ballots.
Bearing clipboards and bottled waters, volunteers knocked on doors and shared their enthusiasm for electing President Obama and other Democrats with their community.
“Word of mouth is the most powerful communication mechanism,” said Rep. Probst. Sunday, volunteers proved him right.