Call for help registering VETERANS/ voters in NC
Are YOU registering voters at your VA?
|As you know, there are >12,000 members in the VETERANS FOR OBAMA GROUP alone!! DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE AT THE DURHAM VA? I am traveling from SC to NC to help register voters & want to set-up a Voter Registration Table at the Durham VA (it can be non-partisan only). We've had great success (& were very welcomed) doing Voter Registration at the Charleston, SC VA this week. WE REGISTERED 250+ VOTERS in 4 1/2 days. Our table was swarmed with veterans (& family members) clamoring to register. Many were disabled &/or minority Veterans living in nearby (non-VA) nursing homes, rehab centers & group homes & low-income housing (coming to the VA for much needed medical care)...facilities that have NOT been the focus of registration drives (SINCE VOTER REGISTRATION WASN'T ALLOWED TIL SEPT 09, 2008). MANY, MANY, MANY registrants were overtly PRO-OBAMA (for numerous obvious reasons!)...or came by the table to express SUPPORT FOR OBAMA.
This is obviously an IMPORTANT voting population that certainly deserves EASY access to voter registration during this important week in NC!!!! If you have a "CONTACT" PERSON AT THE VA -- please let me know ASAP. If you'd like to volunteer, please let me know ASAP!
Paulette MacDougall RN, BSN
"YES WE CAN!!"