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Sunday, November 4, 2007

It's crunch time - help fight back against GOP attempt to buy prosecutor's office

In only thirty some hours, the polls will open and Election Day will have arrived. This is it - the final hours before key races and ballot measures will be decided.

The Republicans are dumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into Dan Satterberg's campaign for prosecutor, hoping to buy the office and defeat Bill Sherman. The King County Democrats just gave Bill $30,000 last week, but that's not much compared to the massive cash infusions Satterberg has received.

Given that we're in the final hours, what matters now isn't money, but turnout and get out the vote efforts. We have to mobilize as many Democratic and progressive voters as we can.

Your help is needed - this is a critical moment.

If you are a Democratic PCO...please, please, please knock on doors in your precinct. If you live next to a precinct without a PCO, consider adopting that precinct.

If you can't knock on doors, or would prefer not to, then please sign up to phonebank, distribute literature, or help get people to the polls on Election Day.

If you want to help but don’t know where to go, send an e-mail to feedback (at) nwprogressive (dot) org.

We'll quickly connect you with a volunteer or field coordinator.

You can even participate in Bill Sherman's field effort without leaving the comfort of your home - you just need a computer with Internet access and a phone. Send us an email and we'll let you know how to get started.

If you can’t knock on doors, make phone calls, or help with GOTV in person, at the very least urge your friends, family, and neighbors to vote this Tuesday – at the mailbox, over the phone, or by email. There are many critical races and ballot measures that will be decided in a matter of hours.

If you're planning on participating in get out the vote efforts on Tuesday and wondering what Mother Nature will likely dish out, here's a forecast, courtesy of our friends at West Coast Weather:
It will be a dry day with morning low temperatures in the upper 30’s for some of the cooler locations and in the low 40’s in warmer locations. Also, there will be some morning low clouds.

The afternoon will be rather pleasant with highs in the mid to upper 50’s and perhaps 60+ in some of the warmer locations. By the time the polls close it will be still dry with temperatures in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.

Outside of the Puget Sound the state will have dry weather for the entire day. Rain will return to the forecast for later this coming week.

Don’t forget to vote.
Set aside some time to do something to avoid feeling guilty when Election Day arrives. If you care about the future of our state, now is the time to act.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a prosecutor (not King Co) myself who has worked for both democrats and republicans i can say first hand that party affiliation doesnt have one stitch of importance. What does matter, for me and I am sure for most if not all of those in that office, is knowing that the person you answer to - man, woman, white, black, republican, democrat - knows how to run an office of 250 attorneys, for a county of over 1 million people who'd like to remain as safe as possible (except for the criminals, of course). Think I'll send $10 (and my vote) to the guy who's actually shown that he can do that, versus the guy who has less actual prosecutorial experience than EVEN I do, and has spent this entire campaign convincing everyone that his political party is the most important thing about him.

November 4, 2007 10:04 PM  

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