Sunday, August 13, 2006

Engaging the Voters, Hearing Their Stories, & Requesting Your Help

Yesterday, we took full advantage of the beautiful weather by continuing our strong door-to-door initiative. I, as does Raj, firmly believe that directly engaging the voter in a discussion of this district’s problems is democracy at its best. Our thoughts were only reinforced when our team was quickly boosted by an entire staff joining us in door-to-door canvassing.

While going from door to door I encountered the home where a husband described the horrible story of his Marine wife who’s education was interrupted by her deployment in Iraq. When she returned stateside, the government forced her to pay for the education they promised. Not one local politician responded to this hero’s plight.

When I told him that Raj will never ignore the problems of his constituency, especially our veterans, he immediately pressed me for answers regarding Raj’s views. After speaking with me, he said, “I am registered Democrat, but we need change in Washington.”

More than forty people I spoke with today shared that idea.

As I end this post, I would like to reach out to our readers. November isn’t far away and we need volunteers! Join Team Raj today by contacting joe@rajforcongress.com.

Ryan D.