That's all the time we have to make history in Virginia. As of Saturday, we'll have just 100 days to turn Virginia blue for the first time since 1964, to elect Mark Warner to the Senate and to take back the majority of Virginia's Congressional delegation.
Saturday marks the beginning -- over the next 100 days, we will change the course of the country. But we can't make history in Virginia without your help.
That's why we need you and your friends to knock on 100 doors in your neighborhood this weekend for our "100 Days to History" canvass.
This Saturday and Sunday, volunteers across Virginia will hit the streets to talk to their neighbors about Barack Obama, Mark Warner and the Democratic candidates on behalf of Virginia Victory '08, the DPVA's Coordinated Campaign.
Sign up here to join our 100 Days to History canvass!
Plus, there's an extra bonus if you join our "100 for 100" program.
If you and your friends knock on 100 doors in your neighborhood this weekend, you will all get a limited edition Obama-Warner photo, personally signed by Gov. Warner. The average volunteer knocks about 25 doors, so you'll need two or three friends to make it happen.
So, why do we need you to get out of the air conditioning and knock on doors on a hot July weekend?
Because the Commonwealth of Virginia could make the difference between President Barack Obama and four more years of Bush-McCain policies. As Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne put it last week: "If the 2008 election is destined to break up a frozen electoral map, Virginia is one of the most likely venues for the great political thaw."
But this "thawing" doesn't happen by itself. To make history, we're going to need to out-work, out-organize and out-campaign the Republicans for the next 100 days.
We need you to start this weekend by joining our "100 Days to History" canvass.
For months, Virginia Democrats have been talking to voters where it matters most: face-to-face, on their doorstep. This weekend, that task becomes even more important, with only 100 days (15 weekends!) separating us from history.
Remember, the last time we turned Virginia blue, LBJ was President, gas cost 30 cents-per-gallon, and Ronald Reagan was just a movie actor. This year, with your help, we can win Virginia for the first time in 44 years.
There's still plenty of time this summer to enjoy the air conditioning or to fire up the barbecue. But right now, we need your help to make history.
Sign up here to join our "100 Days to History" canvass this weekend.
Thank you for all of your help,
Monday, July 21, 2008
From the Democratic Party of Virginia: