July 17th, 2010
10:39 AM ET
13 years ago

Democrats hold 'Day of Action' to get out the vote

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/22/art.poll0722.gi.jpg caption="Democrats are hoping to drum up voter registration Saturday."]Washington (CNN) - Democratic party officials say activists will be knocking on doors Saturday with the hope of registering scores of voters ahead of November's midterm elections.

Officials at Organizing for America, the grassroots structure of the 2008 Obama for President campaign that was folded into the Democratic National Committee, say their "Day of Action" includes volunteers holding door to door canvasses, setting up voter registration tables, and hosting phone banks to encourage people to commit to vote in November.

"In 2008, voter registration and turnout was key to our victory, with more than 15 million new voters entering the political process," said OFA Deputy Director Jeremy Bird, in a statement. "Now, in 2010, voter registration will be key to ensuring that Democratic candidates are successful and that President Obama has as many congressional allies as possible next year."

While not holding their own such "Day of Action" this Saturday, the Republican National Committee says it's busy as well with get out the vote efforts.

The RNC tells CNN they hold "Super Saturdays," which are similar efforts, but are held on a state by state basis, and that the RNC has over 200 "Victory" staffers throughout the country at this point. The RNC also says that the structure will grow as the calendar moves closer to the midterm elections.

Filed under: DNC • OFA • Voter Problems
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Keith in Austin

    Hey Dennis! Forget your free government-provided Prozac today? Maybe you can petition some corrupt liberals to find you a job revamping ACORN. Otherwise, mean-spirited little minions like you are sooooo boring!

    July 17, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. tracy

    I'm with my president 100,000%. i will knock on doors, make, calls, and do whatever I"m asked to do. Again. Mr. President, u r doing a great job, and your ARMY is ready for combat..

    July 17, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  3. tracy

    We, Obama's ARMY, we are back and ready for whatever the angry, still bitter people bring our way. We are united. We stand with our President, and we will see him through it all.

    July 17, 2010 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
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