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When you're planning a large public event, you never know how many people will show up. How much food should you buy? How much coffee do you need to make? How many plates, cups, napkins, bowls? HOW MUCH FOOD?

We ran out of mac & cheese, slaw and chips last night at our Get Out The Vote Rally and Pig Roast, but there was plenty of pulled pork and soup beans for the latecomers. People just kept showing up, from 5 p.m. until well after 7.

All of us who helped plan it are very pleased, this morning after, with the turnout, the donations, the enthusiasm and the promises to vote for Democrats.

Actually I haven't talked to any of the rest of them, but I feel certain they're happy with the outcome. And I guarantee they're happy it's over and I double-guarantee they're happy (as am I) that Election Day is two weeks from today.

Early voting in West Virginia begins tomorrow. I plan to be there.

What's wrong with this picture?Women in WV make 68¢ for every dollar men make doing the
same job. The national average for women is 15 to 20 cents higher.
We had a lot of fun with a Gender Equality Bake Sale, too, and made our point: As long as women earn less than men for the same work, they should pay less. LOTS of men got it, and paid the men's price for their wives' dessert.

Yes, it was a friendly crowd, but I think some people there had an opportunity to make up their minds after talking with the candidates and hearing a) what the Democratic incumbents have been able to accomplish during their years of service, and b) what the Republican opponents haven't done during their time in office.

We'd love to turn Summers County blue this time. We'd love to keep West Virginia blue. Two more weeks.

Time will tell.

Comments

gingerzingi said…
LOVE the gender equality bake sale. Great idea.

I can't wait to vote. CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT. However I plan to vote on election day, not early voting, because I want the thrill of the entire experience.
Debbi said…
I promised to be available to give rides to the polls on Election Day. PLUS, the WV Federation of Democratic Women are inviting people to submit early voting selfies to post on the Facebook page. So there's that. =) I TRULY hope NC Dems get out and vote blue, blue, blue. What the GOP has done and will do to your state is unconscionable. I'm appalled at how quickly they were able to decimate public education!

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That means I lost three pounds for each of the last two weeks. SIX pounds total. Excuse me, I mean
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