Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

July 4th Voter Registration table, McPherson, Kansas

Introducing the KS4ObamaVan!

Outside, a video camera captures everyday citizens
as they record comments and questions for Barack Obama,
some of which will be published to You Tube.

In the KS4ObamaVan, up to 7 people can comfortably view campaign videos.

For the Voter Registration process, some simple tools,
...just a table and a clipboard, a few brochures and and some voter registration forms.

Meeting Merilee, an Obama volunteer from Hutchinson
Merilee visits with one of the local ladies.
This was an experiment in co-opting fireworks stand crowds.
We discovered that the 4th of July wasn't the best day, it would have been the evenings of the 2nd and 3rd, when the fireworks stand was in full swing, and the after-work and after-supper waves of business would have provided the best access to potential voters. By the time the 4th rolled around, and the fireworks were selling out, the crowd diminished. But this could have been a very fruitful registration climate, had we known more about the cycles of the business.
The fireworks venue is a great attracton with a patriotic theme.
We had a visit from a reporter from The Boston Globe.

Unite for Change At Riverside Park in Lindsborg, June 28 - Photos

Beautiful day, friendly crowd, and some new friends.... sharing our time, watching a video together, and talking about holding future events for the Obama campaign. We also heard from James Bordanaro, our 1st District
US Congressional candidate.