The BU Dems Invade Taunton

Freshman Representative Emily Prescott recaps the BU Dems’ weekend of door knocking at the 2012 CDM Campaign Invasion in Taunton.

by Emily Prescott

On the morning of September 22nd, 7 fearless members of the BU Dems woke up early, grabbed coffee at their respective café favorites, and hiked over to Tufts before embarking on a bus with Harvard and Emerson. So began a weekend of door knocking for democracy, as we were on our way to the CDM Taunton campaign invasion.

The event’s itinerary included lunch at home base, a brief training session in the fine art of canvassing, and an address from Massachusetts state senator, Mark Pacheco, as well as local candidate Sharry Costa Hanlon. We jumped into volunteer cars (it was a very transportation focused weekend) and set off to canvass.

After knocking on doors and ringing doorbells for a few hours, we headed to the hotel where this year’s Fearless Freshman had an opportunity to bond over our experiences of the day and conveniently similar political beliefs. The next day ushered in phase two of canvassing and a bus ride back to Harvard Square where we were given the chance to hang out with the Harvard democrats.

Going to Taunton was an immensely rewarding and exciting opportunity. It was many of our first
experiences with canvassing and it was great to become involved in something so close to the
community. Personally, I loved being able to really talk to people in Massachusetts about something I
care about with students from other schools around the Commonwealth.

Overall, Taunton was a great experience and we’re all riled up and ready to go for future canvassing


Get Involved with the BU Dems this month!

We have come so far. We have seen so much. But there’s so much more to do.

– President Barack Obama

We are getting closer and closer to the November elections, but there is still much to be done! Here are some ways you can get involved with the BU Democrats this month:

• October 4th: Join us for a viewing of the first presidential debate in CAS 226 & 235 after our weekly meeting! (more info here)
• October 10th: BU Phone Bank for Joe Kennedy in South Campus (more info here)
• October 11th: Vice Presidential debate viewing party right after our weekly meeting.
• October 13th: Obama for America GOTV Training (place and time TBD but find info here)
• October 20th – 21st: CDM Campaign Invasion Weekend in Plymouth! (more info here)

Need to register to vote? Catch us at our voter registration tables in West Campus on October 5, 8, 10, 15, and 16.

And as always, we have our weekly meetings on Thursdays in CAS 226.

Hope to see you at an event soon!