Republican campaigns almost always have more money than Democratic ones. But Democrats win campaigns - sometimes even when the polls have 'em down - because Democrats have the people who will hit the phones and hit the doors.
And that's why Karl Rove's famous "72-Hour Program" is such a threat to progressives. If we let Republicans beat us with money and people, we will almost certainly lose.
So, with that in mind, we asked a bunch of campaigns to tell us what you can do this weekend. Let's do it...
From the Oregon House Democrats:
House Democrats are fighting hard to take several key races all over Oregon across the finish line. We have phone banks and volunteer door-to-door canvasses happening in virtually every community in Oregon. To find out how you can help us take the Oregon House for the first time in 16 years call or e-mail Michele Rossolo in Portland at 503-249-0457 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Erin Gould in Eugene at 541-762-1085 or email@example.com.
From the Multnomah County Democrats:
We have 20,000 voters to contact for whom we have no phone-numbers, so we need canvassers to come to 232 NE 9th Ave on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sign up here or call 503-239-8646. To make the remaining fifty-thousand calls on our list, we'll need phone-bankers as well – again, show up at 232 NE 9th Ave, Portland, sign up at or call 503-239-8646.
From Our Oregon:
Join us Saturday to canvass with Earl Blumenauer at the united progressive GOTV canvass in Portland. If you can't make that canvass, find an event near you. We've got a one-stop shop for volunteering on everything from the No on Measure 43 campaign to OLCV's candidate phone banks to the No on 41/48 canvasses.
The road to a Democratic majority starts on the Central Coast in House District 10. Our votes are there -- help us turn them out by canvassing, phoning, or joining the Bus Project in Lincoln City on Sunday. Call the campaign at 541-574-7662 to help the progressive candidate win one of the closest races in rural Oregon.
Help Brian Clem during the last weekend of the campaign! Join us Saturday with the Bus Project for a GOTV canvass at 11:00 beginning at the Grand Ballroom (187 High st. NE, Salem). Or phone bank with us on Sunday. Call Amy (503)508-8512 for details.
Join Team Edwards for this final weekend of Campaigning! Saturday morning at 10am, join Governor Kulongoski and Senator Wyden at the Democratic Party of Lane County Office (1020 Greenacres Rd #14- Delta Oaks Shopping Center between GI Joe's and Goodwill) for a rally before we hit the streets for Chris and other local Dems!! Busy Saturday morning? We have phone banks and canvasses both Saturday and Sunday, and need your help now more than ever. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 762-1083 for times and locations.
Oregonians have a real opportunity to bring change to the state by sending Mike Caudle to the State House and sending Majority Leader Wayne Scott home. Rep. Scott may have a lot of money to spend -- and he is spending it -- but a strong grassroots effort can trump his dollars any day. So if you are intested in helping Mike win by phonebanking or canvassing in Oregon City, which is just a short drive from just about anywhere in the metropolitan area, give Mike's campaign a call at 503-557-1616 and let them know you want to help.
David Edwards is running for State Representative in Hillsboro and if elected, he'll be the first Democrat ever to win this historically Republican seat. We're doing everything we can to make sure our supporters mail in their ballots in these last days: calling (every day) and going door-to-door (this weekend) to remind our supporters to send in their ballots. Call Tresa 503-880-1872 or email email@example.com to get involved.
We know we can elect Rob Brading if we turn out voters, but we definitely need your help. We have phone banks we're working to fill, canvasses to run, and visibility to do, so there’s plenty of work for everyone! Canvass: We also will be doing one last get-out-the-vote canvass on Saturday, November 4 from 10 am until 2 pm. Meet at Brading World Headquarters, 330 E Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Phone bank: Sunday, November 5, 2 pm until 5 pm, 333 SE 223rd Ave, Suite 200, Gresham, Oregon. Contact Mike to sign up at 503-891-5092.