KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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My night

So I went to the No on 8 office tonight, as planned, and I ended up on the phones after all, calling people who had volunteered for Get Out the Vote efforts tomorrow, making sure that marriage equality supporters know how to vote and answering any last-minute questions from undecided or unsure voters. I was a little nervous about it at first, but it helped a lot to know that I wasn't cold-calling, and every person I talked to seemed glad to hear from me. Every person confirmed their shift but one, and she was double-booked doing Get Out the Vote for the Democratic party. But she promised to do her part against Proposition 8 at the same time, and it's hard to ask for more than that.

I feel pretty good about it, overall. It was nice to talk to a bunch of like-minded folks, even if I did spend more time talking to voice mail than to people. I even got one person who was standing on a street corner with a "No on 8" sign at that exact minute! And I do feel like I made a little bit of a difference. Probably not much. But a little.

Damm I hope it's enough.
Tags: activism, civil rights, elections
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