Volunteer Captain Meeting

Last night we had our monthly meeting of volunteer captains. These are lead volunteers who run our volunteer nights, door canvasses, events petitioning, and basically manage other volunteers. Our staff relies heavily on them to help run volunteer events.

At our meeting last night, Pabitra and I gathered with our captains at a local pub to kick back, enjoy some food and conversation, talk about how things are going... and how they will be changing as we move towards Election Day.

Our captains are a diverse group of people -- they are college students, retirees, computer programmers, the list goes on and on. One of our volunteers is a mother with two young children who squeezes in time to lead door canvasses. The one thing they all have in common is a commitment to defeating the ban this November.

At our meeting, we talked about how we could grow our volunteer program. Our campaign is at a critical juncture and to win, we need to have thousands of additional conversations with voters. The most effective way to accomplish this is by talking to voters... on their doorsteps.

I know thinking about this gives many people butterflies in their stomach. But almost everyone who tries it finds out that it's a very liberating and uplifting experience. Whether it's a conversation with an undecided voter who comes our way, or a chat with an enthusiastic supporter who thanks us for what we're doing, door canvassing never fails to make our volunteers feel a great sense of accomplishment.

If you'd like to give it a try, you can sign up using our brand new online calendar. And in true Fair Wisconsin style, the calendar was designed and built by a volunteer.


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