Malik Rahim is running as a Green for Congress in Louisiana’s 2nd district, which encompasses much of New Orleans. He was previously a Black Panther and founded Common Ground in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It was the first organization after the hurricane to help people get back on their feet, and eventually brought in over 13,000 volunteers to New Orleans.
Because of Hurricane Gustav, the congressional election was delayed until today. Polls are open until 8 PM, and nationwide phone-banking is going on until 7 PM. Anyone can volunteer here to make calls from their home to potential voters in New Orleans. Clear instructions, a script, FAQ, information about the campaign, and anything else you would need are provided.
The following is an email sent out by the Malik Rahim campaign earlier today:
It’s Election Day in New Orleans. It’s crucial that we make as many calls as we can today to get out the vote for Malik Rahim. If you haven’t made any calls yet, today is the time to start.
The Times Picayune is reporting that there is low turnout expected. http://network.greenchange.org/news/3509-low-turnout-expected-in-today-s-election
That means the outcome will be determined by a small number of votes. If we want to make history today, we need to get every one of Malik Rahim’s supporters to the polls.
Take a minute to think about what’s at stake. With your help, we can show America that people have the power to take government back from corrupt politicians.
Today we’re switching from voter ID calls to get-out-the-vote calls, meaning you’ll find a new script when you log in today. Your calls today will be shorter, easier and more fun – all you have to do is remind Malik Rahim’s supporters to vote.
We’ll be calling supporters until 7pm EST, 6pm CST, 5pm MST and 4pm PST.
If you run into any problems, just get in touch with me or one of our volunteer coordinators:
[Names and contact info provided in email]