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Please Volunteer To Help Us...
We need your help! Rick Hansen's re-election to the House depends in great measure
on the help from you, the voter! Please review the ways you can help the campaign
and choose among the volunteering opportunities below.
We need help in raising funds, contacting voters during the campaign season and then
closer to election day. We need people who are interested to place a lawn sign in
their yards, and people who are able to help us place these signs in yards of
volunteers. We need people to help put together campaign events and and clean up after
the events. You kind and generous efforts will assure Rick Hansen's winning the re-
People for Hansen
980 Terrace Lane
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Besides the opportunities above, there are many other ways you can GET INVOLVED AND TAKE ACTION to help Rick Hansen win
the election on November 6, 2012. Here are some ways you can help right now:
- Register to Vote
If you do not register to vote, you cannot vote in Minnesota. Minnesota Law makes
it very easy to register.
You can register at your polling place on election day. You will need
ONE of the following to verify your residence:
- A current, valid Minnesota Driver's License,
- Learner's permit or identification card (or receipt for a new one)
containing your address in the precinct,
- A "Notice of Late Registration" card mailed to you by your county auditor
(if you turned in a registration card late),
- Someone who is registered in the precinct where you live to vouch for your
- Valid registration at another address in the same precinct,
- A Minnesota driver's license, US passport, US military identification card
or student identification card that includes your name and photo AND an
original bill for water, sewer, gas, electric, phone, solid waste or cable
television services that includes your name and current address in the
precinct and has a due date within 30 days of election day.
To get a Voter Registration Application before the election go to Minnesota Voter
- Register Your Neighbor to Vote
If you have a neighbor who you know will likely support Rick Hansen, please make
sure they register or take them with you to the polls on November 6th 2012 and
help them to register at the poll. Again, registering to vote in Minnesota is
very easy, and as the 2000 Election proved - every vote counts!
Don't be shy. Get together with your neighbors and go to the polls together!
- Host a Party for Rick Hansen
A Party for Rick is a grassroots tool that brings together people who support
Rick and his ideas and candidacy. Parties all across the district can be easily
organized and coordinated.
These don't have to be elaborate affairs. A gathering of a handful of people who
want to discuss the issues will be enough. When you are ready to have a party,
simply contact us about it and we will do what we can to
help you organize.
- Get a Lawn Sign
You can show your support by putting a lawn sign in your front yard. This is
one of the easiest ways to take action for Rick Hansen. In an election like this,
name recognition is extremely important. People want to know the name of those
they are voting for. A lawn sign tells your neighbors that the candidate is
serious about running for office and has many supporters in the community.
Don't worry that your house is out of the way and/or doesn't have a lot of traffic
in front of it. You never know who will happen by and see the sign on your lawn.
Please indicate that you want a lawn sign on our Volunteer Form and we will put
you on the list to receive a lawn sign this fall. Make sure to include your
address in the "Comments" section of the form!
- Write a "Letter to the Editor"
Before an election, many people read the editorial sections of the local
newspapers to see what other people think about the candidates and their stands on
the issues. Make your voice heard too! Write a "Letter to the Editor" in support
of Rick Hansen.
Tips for Writing a Letter to the Editor:
- Include Your Name, Address and Telephone Number: Most newspapers will
only print a letter to the editor after calling the author to verify his or
her identity and address. Newspapers will not give out that information and
will usually only print your name and city should your letter be published.
- Be Clear and Concise: Keep your letters brief and to the point.
Newspaper editors often edit for length, so try to keep your letter to less
than 250 words.
- State Your Point Early: Be sure to state your main point in the
subject line and in the first sentence of the letter.
- Keep to One Topic: Keep your letters focused on one subject.
If you want to write a Letter to the Editor and need our help, we will be very
glad to assist you! Please go to Volunteer Form and place a check in the checkbox
next to "Letter to the Editor". We will contact you by email and give you all the
help we can.
- Call Talk Radio
Many people like listening to and calling in to talk radio programs about
candidates running for office. You should be one of them! Even conservative talk
shows like getting calls from those in support of progressive candidates like
Tips for Calling Talk Radio:
- Call Early: Call early in the show so you can be sure to be included
in the program.
- Keep Calling: If the call-in line is busy, just keep redialing the
number. You will get through, especially on a local program.
- Plan What You Are Going to Say: Write out your talking points to help
you plan what you are going to say before you are on the air. But make sure
you can summarize it in one, quick sentence, so you can inform the call
screener what you want to talk about. You are much more likely to get on the
air if you don't sound like you are rambling and can get right to the point.
If you can, practice what you will say while you are waiting.