[I'm not the author of this post, I'm crossposting on behalf of the dkos diarist who isn't registered here… yet ;-) James asked that this be posted here too!]
We have a terrific effort going in North Carolina to get out the women's vote. It involves hand writing a letter to targeted women voters--the ones who are infrequent or new voters. We are urging them to vote and, of course, vote with us on November 6.
We include all the early voting information, candidate info and we give them a flip card to help them through the judiciary races as well as the straight ticket which because of redistricting is confusing. The card includes all the early voting times and places and we add, depending on the precinct, the November 6 voting place.
To quote from Durham Women Votes:
In 2008, women helped turn NC blue by writing letters to infrequent women voters in Durham. We turned out 61% of our 21,180 letter recipients which translates to 12,919 votes. President Obama beat Senator McCain by 14, 692 votes in North Carolina.
This is a proven effective tactic. We can use those of you who come from "safe" states or others from North Carolina who might be unaware of this project to help us write these letters. As I have said to my voters--the choice could not be more stark. Those of you with time and energy go to this site or here and register to write. Early voting starts October 18 so time is short. We can keep NC blue!
[now for my editorial commentary --highacidity]
You can help get the swing state of North Carolina in the D column this November. We need women, no matter where you live, to write letters explaining why you believe this election has huge implications for all women in America. You'll be writing to North Carolinian women individually. Hence the phrase Woman-to-Woman, because it is!
Yes, it is that important. We can do this. Woman to Woman.