Friday, July 07, 2006

Cox Volunteers Ready to Hit the Streets

On Thursday night, scores of Cox volunteers gathered in Macon and in Atlanta to prepare to dial phones, knock on doors, provide rides to the polls and many other GOTV activities. It really is remarkable to see a diverse group of people respond to an opportunity to help elect this remarkable women. In Macon, the group included students, professionals and others who are willing to commit time the week before and day of the election. These folks are not being paid. Instead, they are investing their time and energy in a change that can benefit all of us. This is going to be a different kind of election.

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11 comments:

Button Gwinnett said...

The Sierra Club of Georgia is also independently organizing volunteer efforts for Cathy and other favorite candidates of mine, including Drenner, Thornell, and Orrock. Cox's transportation agenda probably has something to do with their decision to support Cox over Taylor. Like many other issues, Cox has a workable plan and we're not sure if Taylor even has a clue.


http://georgia.sierraclub.org/alerts/SC_endorsements_primary_2006.html

MelGX said...

It was a fun evening. Jourdan Haynes chaired our meeting in Atlanta and gave a great presentation. He also brought lots of goodies: signs, stickers, t-shirts, the works. You're going to be dead jealous of the huge CC sign he brought me. It's basically a mini billboard. Now I just need to figure out how to install it in front of our building.

PS. Amy did you notice Button has a new blog?

Amy Morton said...

Button! Love your blog.

Button Gwinnett said...

Thanks ladies. ;-)

Tina said...

Way to go! Macon is a very lively political arena this year, and we can thank Amy Morton, among others, for making it happen!

Ed Hula III said...

"to dial phones, knock on doors, provide rides to the polls and many other GOTV activities. It really is remarkable to see a diverse group of people respond to an opportunity to help elect this remarkable women. In Macon, the group included students, professionals and others who are willing to commit time the week before and day of the election. These folks are not being paid. Instead, they are investing their time and energy in a change that can benefit all of us. This is going to be a different kind of election"

YES it will!!! With a majority of donors being male, typical and expected ways of using volunteers, attack ads and negative messages! Wow, CC is such a harbinger of change masqueradinig behnd normalcy! WHAT A CANDIDATE!!!!

Amy Morton said...

I would be very comfortable asserting that Cathy's donor base is much much diverse in terms of age, race and gender than is Mark's or Sonny's. It is also much more diverse in terms of inclusion of low dollar donors. She has involved people in the political process who had previously been relegrated to the cheap seats , or not allowed in at all. Mark's campaign is a pretty typical picture of politics as usual in Georgia, and this electin is going to be every bit as much a referendum on a new way of doing politics vs. the politics of yesterday as it is on Mark and Cathy.

Ed Hula III said...

can you prove anything you say about the donors? Anything at all?

And honestly, what makes you so sure that Georgia voters want or are convinced that CC's "new way" of southern politics? More importantly, how many voters do you think are actually moved by such a stance.

I think you will find very few. Which is not to say that CC will garner few votes, she will, but it will be from her platform, not b/c of her "new style" of politics (which if you look at Dean et al is not a very effective method).

Prepare for a run off. (Id like that to keep this debate going w/you for a few more weeks ;D)

Tina said...

I am going out on a limb and predict that the debates will put Cox well ahead and there will not be a runoff.

Ed Hula III said...

Tina, of course you would predict as much (the two of us are hardly objective) I think th debates will keep the two where they are, MT will take a slight lead in the primary but not 50% and go so negative in the run off that only his supporters go out and vote.

Button Gwinnett said...

You might be right Ed. But lets hope and pray that we don't have a runoff. That would mean 3 more weeks of attacking each other rather than Perdue. At some point, I'm hoping those pushing for a runoff will come to their senses and think about the future.