Although it has become a cliché, this election really is unprecedented. I went for training today to be a part of the lawyer network here in St. Louis. Today, 30 lawyers were expected for training and more then 100 showed up.
I have been credentialed as a Democratic Challenger assigned to a precinct in the City. Or job is not to challenge any voters but rather to respond to republican challenges.
More than 600 local attorneys have volunteered and will be in every precinct targeted by republicans. In addition, a “boiler room” is set up to field question and send out attorney rapid response teams to any precinct that is having a problem. The boiler room will also alert the election authorities and the police, if necessary. In addition to lawyers there is also an army of poll workers and observers who will be stationed at every key polling place in Saint Louis City and County, volunteers staffing phone banks, driving people to the polls, and hundreds of other jobs. We have never had this kind of manpower. The Democratic party has brought in volunteers from as far away and California and New York to help.
This effort is really unprecedented, and it’s not just here in Saint Louis. As I’ve noted on this blog, these efforts are going on in every major city in every swing state.
This is truly historic. On Tuesday night and the rest of the week, this history effort to get out the vote will dominate the election news coverage.
If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to be a part of history. Here is the contact info. Give them a call on Monday.
Saint Louis Democratic City Central Committee
300 South Grand St. Louis, MO 63103
Victory 2004 Headquarters
3234 Laclede Station Rd
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 645-1449 Here is a great web based search engine to locate places in your area by zip code where you can help:
There is no excuse not to be a part of history.