Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Humboldt County’s Republican Central Committee Rolls Up Its Sleeve

Your County Central Committee has a three-part mission: Register more Republican voters, get out the vote, and raise funds to support our candidates.

Of the several dozen Republicans registered at the party’s Redwood Acres Fair and County Fair booths staffed by volunteers, 35.4 percent switched from other parties to Republican, 30.8 percent were new voters, and 33.8 percent were registering changed addresses.

We’re now recruiting volunteers for the get-out-the-vote campaign. Our first job will be two weekend walks door-to-door in selected precincts on October 2 and 30, followed by volunteers staffing telephone banks just before the election in November. A few hours of your time could make the difference for our candidates. To join our get-out-the-vote team, call 442-2259.

As for fund-raising, we have two main sources: the annual Republican of the Year dinner held in in April and our direct mail appeal that has just gone out to close to 1,000 donors in the county.Proceeds will be used to support our candidates.

The county’s Republican headquarters is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. staffed by volunteers. Here voters may register and obtain literature about the party and its candidates.
By Peter Hannaford, First Vice Chairman for Humboldt Republican Women Federated's Redwood Alert Newsletter