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Here's another sign that Democrats are much more enthusiastic about their nominee and their party than the Republicans. In April, we reported that the Democrats in Denver had a big problem: Too many volunteers:
As many as 25,000 have registered to volunteer during the Convention.That's right, Denver only needs volunteers to work 4 hours the entire week, in order to give everyone a chance to volunteer.
As a result of the large volunteer base, some early decisions have been made:
- Most volunteers will be assigned to work a maximum of four hours during the convention. For out-of-state volunteers, it's important to weigh travel and housing costs prior to making such a commitment.
The GOP should only have such problems:
The MSP 2008 Host Committee announced today (Monday, June 9) that it has signed up almost 4,000 of the 10,000 volunteers needed for the Convention. Volunteer applications will be accepted through the end of June.The GOP has signed up 4,000 volunteers through early June. The Democrats had 25,000 volunteers in April. Incredible.
“The eyes of the nation will be upon us in September and we are looking for help from Minnesotans to make this Convention memorable for the 45,000 people expected to come to Minneapolis and Saint Paul,” said Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. “It is time to roll out the red carpet and show our guests the type of hospitality that Minnesotans are famous for.”- RNCC Press Release
So for our GOP friends, go show Minneapolis mayor and Democratic Convention add-on superdelegate R.T. Rybak some love, and go volunteer. (h/t 2008 GOP Convention Report)