Personal Reflections on Election Eve

I stepped down as Clark Dems Chair in Nevada on June 30, 2020 to put 110% effort into volunteering to help Democrats win critical races from Biden at the top of the ticket to our local judicial races. The next day I started texting with Beto O’Rourke's Powered by People sending 5000 texts that first day to find out who Texans were supporting. Then I added Sara Gideon in Maine, still in her primary. Then Jaime Harrison in South Carolina. Then Amy McGrath in Kentucky. I joined the DNC texting team. Texas focused on MJ Hegar so I did too. Texted for Mark Kelly in Arizona. I became a moderator at the DNC. I texted with PA Dems, Ohio Dems, Michigan and Wisconsin Dems and of course my home state party, NV Dems. I became a lead texting moderator with the DNC and NV Dems. I texted for state senate, assembly and judicial candidates. I texted with Vote from Home, Supermajority, Indivisible, NextGen, HRC and Battle Born Progress. I helped send direct mail pieces. I did a few lit drop in East Las Vegas and critical state senate races. I volunteered as an observer at the Election Department for vote counting, in the Voter Protection boiler room and with line management to support voters waiting to cast ballots. And I’ve driven in Kamala Harris motorcade. It has been 4 months of 10–14 hours a day, 7 days a week, 8–10 thousand texts a day, supporting other texters, protecting the vote. I’ve left it all on the field. Now it is up to the voters. If you haven’t voted, make a plan and vote on Election Day. Drop off your ballot or vote in person. This is the most critical election of our lives. Our democracy, our lives depend on it.

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Donna West

Donna West

60 something wanna be hippy, wife, mom, grandma, retired public servant, activist, political nerd, super volunteer, volunteer lead, lead texting moderator,vegan