FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Volunteers Visit 10,000+ Homes in Virginia,
Send 30,000+ Postcards to Swing State’s Voters
|The Volunteers for Virginia Results - Weekends thru Oct 5|
|Homes Visited - 10,178||Texas Volunteers - 36|
|Postcards written - 30,100||Tennessee Volunteers - 36|
October 12, 2012 - Energized by strong debate performances by Gov Mitt Romney and Rep Paul Ryan, participation in the independent get-out-the-vote project Volunteers for Virginia is broadening in the critical, closing weeks leading up to Election Day.
In the past month, 72 volunteers from Texas and Tennessee have traveled to Virginia to visit 10,178 homes in Fairfax County, Richmond and Roanoke.
Additionally, people from across the country are writing personal notes to Virginians about just how important this election is to the nation’s future, an innovation first introduced by the Volunteers for Virginia project by co-director Lorie Medina. Since its debut in September, the personal postcard program has grown exponentially in popularity.
"Traveling to Virginia isn’t an option for me," said Paula Linker, a leader of a Republican Women's Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. "So I was excited to learn I could send my heartfelt thoughts directly to voters. Our group has handwritten thousands of notes - and we're sending more every day!"
So far, more than 30,000 handwritten postcards have been sent to Virginia voters. The letter-writing campaign is reaching voters in a way that campaign mailers and TV and radio ads don’t.
Medina, founder of the Frisco Tea Party in Texas, is pleased with the work of Volunteers for Virginia so far, but knows there is much to do in the last three weeks of the campaign.
"We know how important this election is for our future," said Medina, who is also chief strategist for Texas Faith & Freedom Coalition. "Our volunteers are working hard and spending their own time and money to make sure that the great folks in Virginia understand it as well. And we’re not stopping until the polls close on Election Day."
"We've seen a tremendous surge in interest from undecided voters, not just in Gov. Romney but in the candidates and races down ballot as well," said Nancy Smith, spokeswoman for We rVirginia, which is working with Volunteers for Virginia in getting out the vote. "Our volunteers from Texas and Tennessee are making inroads by talking to Virginians and we expect that effort to be a difference-maker on Election Day."
For more information or to participate in Volunteers for Virginia, visit us online at http://volunteersforvirginia.com.
About: Volunteers for Virginia is a collaborative project between We rVirginia, LLC and Election Day Tea Party, an initiative of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition, an informal federation of 30 local tea parties from around the country who work in cooperation on national projects.
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