Monday, June 02, 2008

6,000 Bags

After the CD2 meeting was over they asked for volunteers to drive over to the Broomfield Event Center and help prepare the bags for the state convention. Since Sarah our babysitter was staying the weekend with us Daniel and I decided to go help.

There was a huge assembly line of tables going down one half of the convention center. They were stuffing 6,000 bags with literature, from campaign ads for national delegates to "The Statesman" which is a small newspaper with info about our representatives, candidates for state and national congressional seats, and the agenda and list of "resolutions" to be voted on. Daniel and I got to work on every part of the assembly line. We make a great team. We were working for 3 1/2 hours. The main volunteers had been there since 9 a.m.

Any campaign that wanted their literature in the bag had to have at least one volunteer working there at all times. Some people's papers got tossed out due to that rule. We met a lot of great folks including the organizer for the whole state convention. She was an amazingly energetic person. We also got to meet some candidates. The one major downside was that the next day less than 4,000 delegates and alternates showed up, so a lot of our work was really wasted. Oh well.

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