Passing along a message from Chip Roberson of Sonoma County Campaign Office – read below – Northern California is being asked to focus calls to New Mexico:

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last sent out a big update and now looked like a good time to fill you in on what I know as of right now. As usual, this is always subject to change so please remain flexible.

Phone a Battleground State

First, I want to thank everyone who has been working in support of our efforts to phone Nevada. I don’t have the exact numbers but the last two weekends we made between 175,000 and 200,000 calls to battleground states from California. In our Region which includes CDs 1-6 and 18-22, we made 30,331 calls this past weekend which was right on target. A significant percentage of that came from our two CDS: 1 and 6. Thank you!

That said, our goal this week will be 30,000 again but each week after that it will increase by 10,000 EACH WEEK until we get to 70,000 calls the weekend before the election. That’s a big “ask” and it’s why the CA Supporter calls from our phonebanks have been and will continue to be so important. We will never reach our goals without more phonebanks and more people attending them.

California phones three states

As many of you know, California has been effectively swamping Nevada’s resources with our phonebank efforts. We are a much bigger state and the targeted population of voters in Nevada is just not large enough to split up across CA on a daily basis. Nevada was working around the clock and it just became apparent that we needed to repartition our efforts. &nbs p;Counter-intuitive as it may sound, its actually more efficient to have a smaller number of people making the calls into Nevada.

So, the campaign has split CA up into three parts and Regions 1 and 7 have taken over New Mexico while SoCal keeps Nevada and the other regions get Colorado. This means a few things:

1) If you are using MyBo’s Neighbor to Neighbor, you should be selecting “Call a battleground: New Mexico”.

2) If you are hosting or attending a phonebank, you will most likely be calling New Mexico.

3) If you have a VoteBuilder account for data entry, you should soon have access to New Mexico when you log in.

To find your nearest phonebank, please go to the events page at MyBo and search:…

Out of State Travel / Drive for Change – Nevada

Last weekend California sent 1000 people to Nevada to canvass — well done! — and we have over 200 more prospects thanks to the phonebank efforts from our two CDs.

If you are signed up to travel to Nevada for either a weekend or for an internship, that is still on! You should be contacted by a staffer in Nevada to confirm your travel by at least the Sunday before. No more supporter housing will be offered and everyone is encouraged to stay at a local hotel — again, Nevada should be sending you information on hotel accommodations.

If are interested in traveling to Nevada to help out on the ground, then the campaign wants you to go to the following web-page and fill out a form with your contact information and preferences. Once you do that, the information will be sent to Nevada and someone will contact you from Nevada. Here is the site:…

There is also a link to a FAQ n that page and a link to join our Latino Drive for Change.

Out of State Travel – Other Battleground States

Some people are coming forward and offering that they can volunteer for 2, 3, 4, 5 weeks in other battleground states such as NM, CO, MI, MO, PA, FL, VA, etc. If you are one of these people, this is what you need to do:

1) Visit… and select the state of your choice.

2) Select the link on the right that mentions the internship. It might be called something like “Intern for Barack” or “Apply to be an Organizing Intern”. Once there fill out the form and submit it.

3) Then select the link to Find your local office and find the office nearest to where you think you could be (e.g. near your relative’s or friend’s house) and call the office to let them know personally of your availability to work for them.

For example, if you were willing to travel to CO, you would end up at the following pages:……

Be patient and polite and realize that the person on the other side of the phone or email is probably another Barack supporter just like you.

Vote for Change and Voter Protection Campaign

Finally, please make sure that everyone you talk to knows about these two programs: Vote for Change and the Voter Protection Campaign.

Anyone in the country should be able to go to one website,, and verify his/her voter reg istration, find a polling location, learn about early voting, etc. This is a resource we should all be using as a starting point to confirm that people are properly registered to vote. Spread the word.

The Voter Protection Campaign is our program to find and recruit attorneys to help us protect the rights of voters come election day. If you know anyone who is an attorney and willing to help, please send them to the page below and have them sign up — the VPC link is on the right side of the page:…

Thanks and keep up the hard work. We can win this if we don’t give up. We’re ahead in the national polls but that doesn’t mean anything if we don’t win the battleground states.

Yes we can! Si Se Puede!

Charles “Chip” Roberson – Sonoma, CA.

Regional Field Organizer for CA CD1 and CD6 — Delegate for Senator Obama

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Charles “Chip” Roberson – Sonoma, CA.

Regional Field Organizer for CA CD1 and CD6 — Delegate for Senator Obama

Nationwide Voter Informat ion: