As you can guess from the content of the last two posts, I have been feeling the crunch of presidential election coverage recently. To reach out and help the local Democratic base, on Thursday night Dave and I volunteered for Carol Javens, a candidate for state representative in the 53rd District.
My friend Andy is running her campaign, so he asked us out to help with administrative stuff around the office. I stuffed envelopes for mailing and Dave entered voter information into a database. It didn't seem like much, but it really helped me to feel like I'm working to make a difference for the Democrats from the ground up.
Obviously, my boy Barack does not need much help campaigning in Illinois. (He had us at "hello.") However, we are thinking of heading up to Wisconsin some weekend with other volunteers to do area canvassing. I will post updates if we do! Go blue!
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