Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Watchword for GOTV: Energy

When it comes to successful political movements, one thing is more important than money, or a partisan voter registration advantage, or a hundred other things that are cited by "experts".


Energy in the candidates who are the mind of successful campaigns.

Energy in the staffers and organizers, who are the backbone of successful campaigns.

Energy in volunteers and activists who are the grassroots heart and soul of successful campaigns.

We've reached the point of the election cycle where mailboxes are stuffed every day with lit in favor or opposed to each candidate and where all TV ad time has been booked, to the point where some stations are cutting the "news" time in their news shows to add ad time (and, of course, revenue).

Now all that's left is getting out the vote (and making sure you cast your own vote).

It's been a long election cycle (hell, the Republicans have been running against Obama since before he was even inaugurated into his first term nearly four years ago) and we are all looking forward to the day *after* the election (especially the candidates, campaign staffers, and super-volunteers for whom an 18-hour day is "slacking off"), but there's less than two weeks to go.

It's time to dig deep into that reserve of energy that we all keep (or maybe just reach for a little extra caffeine :) ). 

In Maricopa County, you can volunteer for GOTV efforts at the following places -

MCDP Headquarters

2914 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012


4645 Chandler Blvd. Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85045


319 N. Litchfield Rd. Suite 101
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Gem Dems
7153 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85207

8751 N. 51st Ave Suite 105
Glendale, AZ 85302

North Phoenix

10658 N 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85028


7051 E. 5th Ave. Suite E
Scottsdale, AZ 85215

South Phoenix

6645 S. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85042

Outside of Maricopa County, contact your county's Democratic Party for volunteering info.

Cochise County -
1010 E. Fry Blvd.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
(520) 458-9467

Coconino County -
201 E. Birch Ave. Suite A
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 214-0393

Gila County -
1101 S. Beeline Hwy. (SR 87)
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 468-2305

Graham County -
728 S. 9th Ave.
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 428-2820

Greenlee County -
104 Wards Canyon Rd.
Clifton, AZ 85533

La Paz and Mohave Counties -
701 Stockton Hill Rd. Suite S
Kingman, AZ 86401
(928) 753-0006

Navajo County -
111 E. Hopi Dr.
Holbrook, AZ 86025

Pima County -
4639 E. 1st St.
Tucson, AZ 85717
(520) 326-3716

Pinal County -
350 N. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132

Yavapai County -
1555 Iron Springs Rd.
Prescott, Arizona 86305
(928) 541-0413

Yuma County -
1600 S. 4th Ave. Suite D
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 783-4673

Aside from the above party-based operations, every candidate has one, too (many individual LDs have them too, but I haven't found a complete listing, as of this writing) -

List of statewide candidates here; legislative candidates here.  For county- and local-level candidate contact info, reach out to your county party.  Or just use Google like the rest of us.  :)

Note:  If a particular county isn't listed above, it is because the ADP doesn't list a headquarters address for it here.

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