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On the Ground in PA- chapter 2

My plans for volunteering got a bit sidetracked by a doctor’s appointment for Brook last evening.  It was afternoon before we got to H-burg.  But the office was buzzing.  Everyone is hard at work canvassing or following up with phone calls.  Ok, people are getting sick of the phone calls.  My mom had 4 calls today: 3 from Obama, 1 from Clinton.  There are a lot more hangups this week but so far, Hillary is holding strong.  I was actually a little surprised by the canvassing sheets I read from Harrisburg.  Of course, it was only a small sample but it was encouraging for Harrisburg, which is Obama territory.

H-burg itself is in campaign mode.  There was an Obama rally, featuring the man himself,  on the Capitol steps a few blocks away.  In fact, Obama’s HQ is right across the street from Clinton’s.  I was tempted to go scope the rally but wasn’t sure if I needed an invitation and besides, there were phone calls to make.   Rob Reiner stopped in last night for another pep talk.  The evidence of something going on is everywhere.  It’s getting to be a bit festive.  There are button vendors on the street corners (I’ll see if I can get a pic tomorrow) and people standing at intersections holding signs.

I did phone banking tonight.  Maya and the crew were hard at work.  There are several events tonight and around the state.  My aunt is attending a rally at Renzi Park in McKeesport, there are two rallies for Hillary tomorrow, one at Penn State in State College and one in Bethlehem.  Monday she will be in Harrisburg.  So, our task was to get the word out and let everyone know the details.

I met Peggy and Jeff from Toledo.  She’s in healthcare and that is the prmary reason she’s a Hillary supporter.  She says that in her line of work, she sees young men coming home from Iraq with traumatic brain injury.  There are thousands and thousands of them.  There doesn’t appear to be anything physically wrong with them but some can’t walk or talk.  She says it’s heartbreaking because what might have killed soldiers in past wars is now treatable to the point of saving their lives, but what lives are they left with? They are going to need a lot of care in the years to come.

Peggy and Jeff from Toledo

Anyway, she and Jeff have been working their butts off for Hillary, registering voters and canvassing and phone banking.  They just see the campaign as a historic event and they wanted to be part of it.  They report that they’ve seen a LOT of Republican women re-register as Democrat to vote for Hillary.  That kind of jives with my experience last week with split households: Republican husband, Democrat wife. After PA, Peggy and Jeff will be headed west from Toledo to Indiana.  Gotta love’em.

Happy Birthday, Brian!!!

Today was Brian’s birthday.  He’s the paper pusher.  He’s also from Michigan so he’s motivated.  We finish a list, Brian brings new ones.  I hope he took time to celebrate.  Or at least take a short, well-earned, nap.

Sleeping Beauty

I’ll be back in the office tomorrow at 10am.  It’s going to be a busy day.

Paper towels, they could really use paper towels.  And toilet paper.