Monday, October 8, 2007

Update from Bob!

Your prompt donations to our new Michigan Draft Gore PayPal account at have generated over $1,000 to help us cover our costs for printing, many phone calls, and mileage for travel around Michigan to meet with our volunteer petitioners. (Instructions for making paypal donations are found on the right.) Additional donations are needed as our volunteer petition drive costs will be about $3,000 before we finish our drive on October 23.

Coordinators of similar nomination petition drives in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, Washington, California and other states might get some helpful ideas from my Drive Around Michigan schedule below. (Scroll down to bottom of blog for updated schedule) By publicizing locations across Michigan where I will be at specific times on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, I am able to meet with our petitioners to see how well and accurately they are filling out the petitions, give them ideas for better locations to collect signatures, as well as pass out new petitions, buttons, bumperstickers, and give them a pep talk and answer their concerns.

Also, supporters who just want to sign our petition are able to do so, as well as bring their friends along to sign. Importantly, about 40% of these folks are willing to take 1-3 petitions with them along with a one page sheet of instructions and circulate the petition among their friends.

Again, thank you for your help.

Bob Alexander,
Manager, Michigan Nomination Petition Drive
Co-Chair, Michigan Draft Gore