Voter registration is over, but the Obama campaign is still looking for leagues of volunteers to hit the streets and work the phones in the battleground of Colorado, and they announced today that those giving their free time to the campaign will be entered in a drawing to meet the candidate.
According to a campaign release, Obama supporters who volunteer to knock on at least 50 doors or to make at least 70 calls — before Oct. 20 — will be entered in a drawing to win personal face time with Obama:
The race is incredibly close in our state, and we have a chance to win if every one of us volunteers just a few hours every week to knock on doors and call undecided voters.
It’s not always glamorous work, but it’s hands down the most effective way to grow this movement for change.
Eight volunteer names will be drawn on Oct. 20 to meet Obama the next time he travels to Colorado.
According to Stephanie Mueller, spokesperson for the campaign in Colorado, the Oct. 20th date is meant to coincide with the start of early voting, and will also be used to encourage voters to send in their mail-in ballots no later than Oct. 31.
The Obama camp in the state held a similar contest before, when a volunteer who knocked on the most doors was able to meet the candidate, but Mueller says the current qualifications are more broad and give more people a chance to win.