Vote, volunteer, be visible: It’s easy

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If you value your rights and those of your family and friends, the time has come to start knocking on doors, calling voters and being a visible participant in the electoral process. Feel like you want to help, but not sure where to go? The Democratic Committee Headquarters in Cherry Hill, Camden County, is a great place to start.

Do what I did: go to their website, check the events page, RSVP for an event and then show up. It’s that easy. When you get there, you will be greeted and promptly put to work on whatever is most pressing. . Volunteering is easy, fun and is a great way to help your party get their message across. Working the phones is fun, and you will be calling people that are already registered Democrats, reminding them to vote or come to an event. Don’t want to work the phones? No problem: there is plenty to do. If you’re not near a computer, it’s easy to volunteer with the cell-phone application “Obama for America.” Download the app, and you will be directed to places in your area where you can volunteer.

At the Camden County Democratic Committee headquarters, there are tons of ways you can help. You can volunteer to work their phone bank, attend an event, help with canvassing, talk with friends, write letters to the editor, give rides on election day, help people get registered to vote, educate people on their rights as a voter or volunteer at campaign headquarters. Those who are against LGBT and women’s rights certainly will volunteer – the time for complacency is over.

The clear choice before voters on Election Day is whether we, as a state and as a nation, will move forward or backward,” says NJ’s US Senator Robert Menendez. “That applies to our economy and creating jobs. It applies to our progress in health care reform. And it certainly applies to the progress we’ve made on issues concerning LGBT equality, including marriage equality as a top priority in the Democrats’ national platform.” Menendez is up for reelection this November.

It’s an election year. That is why it is important for all of us to do the right thing and vote, volunteer and be visible. Remember: In order to vote in NJ, you must be registered 21 days prior to voting.

 

Visit the Camden County Democratic Headquarters at:

2240 – 15 Route 70 West
Garden State Pavilions Shopping Center
(Next to the Shop Rite and in front of the NJ Transit Cherry Hill Rail Station)
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

http://camdencountydems.com/

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If you value your rights and those of your family and friends, the time has come to start knocking on doors, calling voters and being a visible participant in the electoral process. Feel like you want to help, but not sure where to go? The Democratic Committee Headquarters in Cherry Hill, Camden County, is a great place to start.