So are things quiet now that we've won the special election?
Not on your life!
We're deep into planning for this summer's special events, including July 4th parades in Augusta and Winslow (the biggest in the state), a booth adjacent to the parade area in Winslow, and Old Hallowell Day (July 21st....parade and booth). We've contacted the campaign offices of all the presidential candidates, resulting in promises of stuff for our booths. Next will be ordering bumper stickers...always fun picking those out!
There's a real difference of opinion about having a presence at fairs and parades. Some activists believe it's crucial, both for fundraising and for increasing our pool of volunteers. Others feel it's a waste of time. I guess I think that, if you pick your events carefully, they're worth doing. Sitting at a booth and talking politics, especially now when more and more of us are proud Democrats, is a great way to spend a few hours.