lessons from America

Minneapolis quick update

I’m sitting in a cafe taking a quick break from phone-banking.  Did three hours this morning and my next shift is starting in a couple of minutes.   I’m based in the Minneapolis downtown Obama office and its busy: maybe 20-25 people plus more coming and going.  There’s a dedicated call centre a few blocks away, but there’s a wider variety of activities in the office I’m in.  I’ve been put to work calling older people (more likely to be in during the day) to ensure they know where their local polling station is and to encourage them to vote not just for Obama but also for Al Franken for Senate and Keith Ellison for Congress.  I’ll update on my progress later.  And on the positive reactions I’ve got from other Obama volunteers.


October 29, 2008 - Posted by | On the Campaign Trail | , , ,


  1. keep up the good work, Mal! Weird that you are in the US, whilst Charlene, our US intern is at your desk. Still, a McCain/Palin win is unthinkable. Good luck to everyone making sure it won’t happen

    Comment by MichaelERS | October 29, 2008 | Reply

  2. You’re helping out Al Franken as well as Obama – fantastic!

    The YFs fly out today so there’s another 85 volunteers on the way…

    Comment by Tom F | October 30, 2008 | Reply

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