MANCHESTER, NH— After ten months of building an unmatched organization across New Hampshire, the Obama campaign is gearing up for an unprecedented Get Out the Vote effort inthe final stretch leading up to the Primary.
Since February, the campaign has made nearly 1.5 million phone calls and knocked on more than 340,000 doors to persuade and identify supporters. Now, with just over a week left before Primary Day, we are ramping up for a final push unlike anything the Granite State has ever seen.
Here’s a look at what we’ve done in recent days and what we’ll be doing in this final week:
This past weekend more than 850 volunteers canvassed all over the state to identify new supporters and share their belief in Barack Obama with friends and neighbors.
More than 15,000 new supporters have joined the campaign this month alone .
Thousands of supporters have signed up to volunteer on January 8 and the days leading up to it.
Hundreds of new volunteers are signing up to join them each day.
More than 700 town and ward captains spanning the state from Manchester to Berlin,Keene to Portsmouth, and everywhere in between have committed to working all day on Primary Day to ensure supporters in their neighborhoods get to the polls.
They will be trained, dispatched, debriefed (and fed) at more than 100 canvass staging locations, plus dozens of phone banks for areas that can’t be canvassed.
Together they will knock on hundreds of thousands of doors in the days between the January 3 Iowa Caucus and the January 8 New Hampshire Primary.
10,000 yard signs have been distributed around the state.
And at Dartmouth College—the only school in session on January 8—more than 150 volunteers will participate in an unprecedented on-campus voter turnout effort.
More than 1,000 New Hampshire college students have already voted for Barack Obama in the primary.