Reports and pictures continue to come in from Mudflatters around the state holding rallies and events for Barack Obama. These latest shots come from Judi Nester, the Homer Obama co-Chair, in Homer, Alaska, a wonderful small town of about 5000 people located on the Kenai Penninsula, about a four hour drive south of Anchorage.
Some of the things that we have done in Homer is send out 2,500+ postcards to voters in the swing states of Ohio, PA and IN – phone canvass in Ohio and, of course, Homer and walking canvass of the Homer area. Organized a big rally in the Park – called Unite for Peace and Change – which registered voters and gave a forum for people to make speeches about Obama/Biden. We had speakers ranging in age from 17 to 70+. Now like many Obama campaign volunteers, we are engaged in the GOTV effort in Homer.
We were inspired by the Women for Obama event in Anchorage to do our own photo shoot. The photos and blog about the event inwas terrific. We were able to get over 50 volunteers for our own photo shoot yesterday which is about 1% of the population of Homer.
We have been feverishly working here since about April of this year and have a wonderful volunteer base. I read Mudflats everyday to get an idea of what’s really happening in Alaska politics. It’s been wonderful, especially with what everyone has been able to do in the troopergate investigation.
I hope, some day after Obama is firmly entrenched in office, he hears about how hard Alaskans have worked for him, and how many of us have used our energy, our time, and our sign-making ability to be out taking his message to the state of Alaska.
A big hat tip to all the intrepid core volunteers for Obama in Homer – Bob, Kat, Elizabeth, Sharon, Frank, Ingrid, Kim, Shannon, Christie and Bob (the photographer). Also to the Palpitations musical comedy group for their fabulous performances at three events!