OFA e-mails me, wants me to make a call to Wisconsin now?

I guess it’s interesting being on the Organizing for America e-mail list, but this e-mail late this afternoon looks a little desperate:

Barry —

It’s Election Day, and we all need to call voters for 20 minutes.

We know there are millions of people across the country who might not cast their ballots — unless they hear from someone like you. These people — whether they vote or not — will be the difference in the closest races.

That’s why thousands of supporters are using our call tool after they vote today to make sure these folks get to the polls.

You can talk to these people right now. You can remind them of the importance of their voice in this election. You can tell them where their local polling place is — and when it closes its doors.

It’s all one click away. Start right now — because “later” will be too late.

Can you take 20 minutes to call some of these voters in key districts?

This election will determine the direction our country takes over the next two years.

Once the polls close, we can only watch the results come in.

Those results are being determined right now. And we can do a whole lot more than just watch.

As long as the polls are still open, you can have a real impact on the races that will come down to the wire.

Join thousands of supporters just like you for the final push — and pick up the phone now:


Thanks — now let’s get to work,


Natalie Foster
New Media Director

I like in Round Rock, just outside of Austin, Texas. OFA knows this very well. So they send me the name of someone from Kaukauna, WI? With this script:

Hello, is [VOTER NAME] there?

Hi! This is [YOUR NAME], a fellow voter [from Wisconsin if you are from the same state] who supports President Barack Obama.

Official records show that you have voted in the past. We are calling voters like you to say thank you.

Thank you for being a voter! [PAUSE] Since you are the kind of person who votes and cares about the community, we wanted to remind you about the election today.

We have been calling people in [VOTER’S CITY OR STATE] and it looks like a lot of people will be voting today. It is an exciting race, but it will be close and your vote can make the difference.

This election is about a choice between continuing to move America forward with the President and his allies, such as Russ Feingold, who is running for Senate, and Tom Barrett, who is running for Governor, or about going back to the same failed policies of the past.

I tried to check the next name and got someone from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The next name was also from Wisconsin.

Don’t “badger” with Texas, Organizing for America!