If you’re one of those folks who thinks a good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow, there are some chances for you to get involved with volunteer efforts to help pass Measure A. Those of you who are not so inclined, I’m sure there are things you can do as well. Since the only people who contacted me were the volunteers of Measure A, I shall be posting some info which is as follows, reposted from their email:
Help Us Reach Voters on MUNI Friday, 11/2 and Monday, 11/5 After Work!
Help flier every commuter on a train leaving downtown. Meet at Montgomery MUNI Station (on the north side of Market by the circle fence) at 4pm or 5pm each day. Bring your friends! It will be two hours of fun, crucial outreach. Many bus riders still don’t know about these Propositions so it’s our job to use people power to show them there’s a chance for them to vote to make their commute better.
Help Us Walk Precincts on Saturday, 11/3!
We are walking Precincts 10am and phone banking 1-7pm. Meet at 350 Kansas by 16th.
Help Us Get Out The Vote On Election Day (Tuesday, Nov 6)
We really need your help to get transit supporters out to vote. Even if you can only volunteer an hour, anything you can do will help us.
We will be meeting at 7:30 am at Castro Station to talk to transit riders on the way to work, and we’ll be meeting at Montgomery Station at 4pm and 5pm to reach people as they go home on Election Day.
If you have any questions, or need additional directions to find us, please call Fred at 415-XXX-XXXX or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your help and support of Measure A!
Well, there you have it. In a low-turnout election, even just a few hours reminding people that there’s an election can make a big difference. All those high school civics class lines about “participation” aren’t as far out as they sound. Enjoy your weekend and enjoy voting on Election Day!
UPDATE: Dave Snyder, transit policy guy at SPUR sent me an urgent email asking folks in Our Part Of Town to help out on Sunday. If you’re an N-Judah rider, and you would like to help out, they are asking good people to staff information tables at our infamous 9th and Irving intersection (where we scored a minor victory for pedestrian safety, better car traffic and faster transit) from 11am to 5pm. Please contact Dave Snyder at 415 216 7393 for more details. Or email him at DSnyder@spur.org .