February 5th is just around the corner and New Jersey is a key state for Senator McCain's campaign for President in 2008. As you long time readers know, I'm Chief Internet Strategist for Connell Donatelli Inc the firm handling Senator McCain's digital strategy, online advertising, and search marketing. In addition, I volunteered to help with Get Out The Vote Activities in New Jersey and run one of the two North Jersey Headquarters in Long Valley, NJ (surprise). We could use a few hours of your time in the next 6 days or so with getting the word out, posting signs, and making calls. If you haven't experienced GOTV activities check out this link of my GOTV activities in SC.
Things in New Jersey are really heating up now. Here's what's on tap for the next few days:
- Trenton NJ today (Jan 31) at 11AM: a formal announcement of the new NJ John McCain 2008 team (basically our NJ leaders lining up behind Senator McCain)
- NJ GOTV Rally in Hamilton NJ on February 4th at noon - Senator McCain will be there and I'll be there with at least my son in tow. It is FREE and OPEN to the Public. To RSVP call 609-587-0111 or email email@example.com
- If you didn't know already, Mayor Rudy Giuliani dropped out of the race and endorsed Senator McCain.
- GOTV activities have already started. To find a location near you, see the continue link at the end of this post for the list of NJ locations.
Seriously GOTV is a lot of fun and you can sway votes. Putting up signs locally lets people know that Senator McCain wants your vote and there are people that are supporting him. As silly as the signs look to some people, a lot of voters haven't made up their mind and want to vote for a winner or vote the way the larger crowd goes when they still are not sure which way to go. To get you going, here's a video of the family and I going out to put up signs locally.
Everyone takes their vote seriously, but any little GOTV could sway undecided voters at the list minute or get your supporters to the polls. Plus, activities like having volunteers make outbound calls to undecided and your base is extremely helpful. Having a real voice on the end of a call is not only preferred, it cost little other than time and besides who would you rather take a call from an automated robot or your neighbor?
If you have the time, please contact one of the NJ volunteers found on the continuation link below. If you are in Morris County or west of Morris County, drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can get you started today. If you can't and you are Republican, VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN FOR PRESIDENT ON TUESDAY.
John McCain 2008 New Jersey Contact Sheet
PRESS & POLITICAL:
Joe Coletti Bill Baroni
NORTH JERSEY VOLUNTEERS:
Eric Frenchman Dominick Fiorilli
CENTRAL JERSEY VOLUNTEERS:
OCEAN COUNTY VOLUNTEERS:
BURLINGTON COUNTY VOLUNTEERS:
Jeff Bell (Burlington GOP)
SOUTH JERSEY VOLUNTEERS:
Keith Davis Tom Suthard (Atlantic GOP)