ALERT: Get on the Obama Bus to Vegas!

I literally received this from a friend this afternoon, so I apologize for the EXTREMELY short notice. Still, send a note to if you want to get on the bus to Las Vegas tomorrow.

Hi my name is Drew Gurwell and I’m the Campaign Manager for “Get On the Bus, Californians for Obama.” Tomorrow, Saturday September 6th, at 6:30am we will be loading a bus to send volunteers to Nevada to register voters and knock on doors.

The bus leaves from the Park and Ride Lot in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. The cross streets are Heil and Brookhurst (about 1.5 miles north of the 405 freeway on Brookhurst.)

If you would like to go, please reply by e-mail ASAP! Seats are limited so it is first come first serve to get on the bus. However we encourage people to follow the bus in their cars if they would like to drive. Directions to the destination will be provided for all carpools, but the cars will meet first at the Park and Ride Lot in Fountain Valley.

Some thing you will need for the bus trip:
1. Comfortable Shoes to walk in
2. Casual clothes that are non-offensive to represent the Obama Campaign well
3. Sunscreen is recommended as well as a hat
4. Spending money for lunch and dinner (the bus ride is free of charge)
5. Cell phone that is turned on, and charged
6. Enthusiasm to help Barack Obama become the President of the United States!

If there are any other questions, please feel free to contact me via email.


Andrew Gurwell
Campaign Manager
Californians For Obama
Get on The Bus!

  6 comments for “ALERT: Get on the Obama Bus to Vegas!

  1. Ellinorianne
    September 8, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Oh, a post about OBAMA< how cool is that?

    My God, we’ve got to talk about Obama as well and outline what he’s said about Palin.

    How about a new feature, the Daily Palin? Just one post a day.

  2. Paul Lucas
    September 8, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I have a better I dea. How about a focus on local and statewide races and initiatives. Its pretty much asssured that Obama is going to win the State of California.

    To that end, I would like to see more information about initiatives such as Prop 8. And there is one I saw on TV about solar energy. I would like to learn alot more about that one.

    Then there are of course the local races for school board, city council, water districts, etc etc. I would like to see more coverage on those to get more information about the inititaives aned candidates.

    My vote, and Im sue the majority of readers of the Lib OC are going to Obama. So why should the blog bother with preaching to the choir?

  3. Ellinorianne
    September 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Paul, seeing as though my husband is running for State Senate, yes that would be wonderful. But in such an upside down County, what else can people do? Oh yes, DONATE to local candidates!

    It’s great that the OC has given so much to the national race but imagine if they gave locally, where the money stays here and helps get Democrat’s messiage out there, such as the huge issue that most of the electeds in the OC are far right and only represent a small minority of voters?

    But I also think it’s good to write about how Obama is fighting back these blatant lies. It’s important to show that we will not be smeared into a losing race again. I guess it’s all about balance.

  4. Paul Lucas
    September 8, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Balance is exactlyt correct. My take on it though is that if you get out and contact and engage those who are likely Obama voters, you are accomplishing two things:
    First you are not preaching to the choir with regards to getting out the vote for Obama.

    Second, you are getting those likely Obama voters to recognize that there are like minded down ticket candidates that may be a better fot for them than say Chuck Devore, or Diane Harkey. Many of our likely voters vote for the candidates that suport the opposite ideology simply because they are incumbents and they recognize their names.

    So by engaging and educating Obama voters fom a bottom up approach you increase the GOTV of Obama voters by getting them to go down ticket. Some of these voters may stay home and not vote for Obama because they believe that Obama will take the state of CA. Which I know he will. Many of these oters may stay home because they live deep in the heart of GOP Territory. Which is very common.

    So if you getthese voters o come out for Gary Pritchard, and even water district candidates (hint hint) you get more votes for Obama. This can start by more coverage of down ticket candidates and less Obama who is more trhan amply covered in this and other mediums. And that bus trip tp Vegas for Obama? I certainly hope that these people will do the same thing for local candidates as well.

  5. Ellinorianne
    September 8, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Well, seeing as thought Gary Pritchard walks almost every weekend with Gary Kephart, we get the local races. We’ve given to Gary K’s campaign as well as other local Democrats. If I could, I would give a lot more.

    Ultimately, the best thing we can do is identify volunteers and get them to doing the things they can handle. Phonebanking, precinct walking or donating. Everything helps.

    And voter registration is key, the biggest thing we can do. Just three more weeks to do it too!

  6. Paul Lucas
    September 8, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Amen sister. but I think there are more than three weeks to go.

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