I am relatively new in Webster and was surprised and delighted to discover a campaign office for Elizabeth Warren, Jim McGovern, and Don Borque on Main Street across from The Party Planner. I went in, asked questions, and decided that rather than sitting on the sidelines complaining, I would invest some spare time and get involved.
Shy by nature, I hesitated about going canvassing in the neighborhoods. I was afraid people would be angry at the door knocks or hostile to my candidates of choice. Maybe they were, but most chose to disagree without being disagreeable. As a canvasser, our job is to inform and identify, not to argue or persuade.
There are other things people can do besides canvas, though. Call banks and data entry are other opportunities, and the staff always welcomes food-and-drink support if people would rather donate goods than spend time there.
On the whole, being involved in the campaign has been a great way to meet neighbors and come to realize that we all want what’s best for our country—we just might not see eye-to-eye on the means for doing that. In the process of volunteering, I’ve met some pretty great people, too.
So if you are like-minded, do stop by and see what job might fit your time and interests.
- Saturday, 11 August 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Your Letters