On the Ground in New York on Election Day
November 2, 2010 by Carolyn Simon, Deputy Director of Digital Media
The following post comes from HRC Field Fellow Errin E. Doyle. Errin is just one of 30 HRC staff that are on the ground fighting in elections accross the country, working with HRC-endorsed candidates and engaging our membership about the today's elections:
It’s Election Day, and western New York is full of buzz about the Democratic candidate for the 58th senate district, Tim Kennedy. Tim is offering Buffalo constituents a new face in Albany; ready to change the way business is done and be the voice of communities that have been forgotten. Being distinct from his opposition, Tim is the only candidate in this district who supports marriage equality. Tim’s candidacy is a grassroots effort, powered by community volunteers.
HRC members have played a key role in the campaign, organizing voter contact and coordinating volunteers. Recent recruits include members of the University at Buffalo’s College Democrats, who joined us last night eager to help reach voters. As a student at Buffalo State College, I am always excited to see other students getting involved in government. Working alongside other young activists is a great reminder that we can all make a difference by being informed and by getting involved. All of the campaign’s work throughout the year is coming to fruition. The field office is bustling with Tim and his supporters, making thousands of phone calls and knocking on hundreds of doors. We are reminding the 58th district to vote tomorrow for a candidate that will follow through on their word to support equal rights for all of New York’s citizens.
Keep checking on HRC Back Story all evening long, and into tomorrow, as we bring you result from around the country on elections that matter to LGBT people, our families and our allies.
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