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Labor 2012
MRLF announces
‘Get-Out-The-Vote’ schedule for Saturday, November 2 through Election Day

From the Minneapolis Labor Review, October 26, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation seeks union members to volunteer for “Get-Out-The-Vote” phonebanks and doorknocks running Saturday, November 2 through Election Day Tuesday, November 6.

This year, MRLF “Get-Out-The-Vote” staging areas will be located in three suburban areas where the MRLF has been working on targeted legislative races. Phonebanks and doorknocks will be run from all three locations.

“The big push is Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 when people are home,” said Chelsie Glaubitz, MRLF political director. “We need the most help Saturday and Sunday. Doorknocking is the top priority.”

The three GOTV staging areas include:

Minnetonka DFL office
12324 Wayzata Blvd., Unit C

Edina DFL office
Edina Community Center
5701 Normandale Rd., Room 320

Coon Rapids
Coon Rapids DFL office
9696 University Ave. W.
Coon Rapids

At all three locations, the starting times for three-hour volunteer shifts include:

Saturday, November 3
9 a.m., 12 noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 4
12 noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

Monday, November 5
9 a.m., 12 noon, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6, Election Day
8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact MRLF community and political organizer Adam Robinson at 612-321-5672 or adam@minneapolisunions.org.

Geneva Norman (left), Vadnais Heights, was part of a large group of CWA members volunteering at a phone bank at the United Labor Centre October 20. Norma says this is her first election volunteering for her union’s political work. “I just wanted to help out,” she said. For Norman, “job growth” is the foremost issue. Norman has been a CWA member for three years and works for AT&T as a credit collection representative.



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