Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Acceptance Speech

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

Here in Chester County, we're holding a bunch of large and small acceptance speech watching parties. The party with which I'm involved is expecting over 100 people. We, the group actually putting on the party, are looking forward to seeing volunteers we haven't seen since the primary, meeting all sorts of new supporters, and having a great time watching all the festivities. I am personally thrilled that some of the people I've invited are going to be hearing Senator Obama speak for the first time.

So much of the work we volunteers do in campaigns is somewhat tedious: stuffing envelopes, doing lit drops, entering data. But planning this event was great fun, and it will likely be the last joyously fun evening before the long days and nights of canvassing, phone calls, more extensive voter registration drives, and fielding volunteers.

If you want to attend a party near you, log into, put in your zip code, and find a party near you. There are house parties, public venue parties, and even parties tied to local Democratic party-building events.

So, how about you?