The following post comes from Field Intern Alex Conlan. Alex is just one of 30 HRC staff that will be on the ground in 16 states by Election Day, working with HRC-endorsed candidates and engaging our membership about the upcoming elections:
Here in Bucks County, I’m out for Patrick Murphy, working to remind people to return their absentee ballots. With ballots due this Friday, October 29th, this is our last weekend to get out and remind people who can’t vote at the polls that their vote can still be counted. A number of people told me they were glad I came because they’d forgotten that they had received the ballot. That is exactly why I’m out here engaging voters.
One guy, whose wife was voting absentee, asked for a lawn sign. I’m glad I stocked up! Whether it is handing out signs, encouraging our members to make their voice heard or reminding people to cast their absentee ballots, I am so proud to be out here working with HRC staff and volunteers to make a difference in such an important election.
Murphy is one of our strongest allies, and he is in a tough race this year. With Election Day just a week away, I will be out here doing everything I can to engage members and reminding everyone I meet that Patrick Murphy supports LGBT Americans.