Taking time away from families and from work, one hundred and ten tea party activists drove for 5 hours from the dismally-blue San Francisco Bay Area to the swing-state of Nevada for a weekend of campaigning for Romney, Ryan, and Sen. Heller. This project, dubbed NobamaNevada, was created by the Bay Area Patriots and MyLiberty with the goal of sending 100 volunteers to Nevada for two weekends. With 110 at the first event, it is exceeding expectations.
Here, project leader Sally Zelikovsky greets the assembled volunteers at Friday night's dinner (click on any photo for a larger image):
After dinner, many went to the Romney-Ryan campaign headquarters to phonebank:
Nevada is a swing-state not just for the 2012 presidential election but also for the Senate where Sen. Heller (R-NV) is in a tight race with Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV). Sen. Heller (right, rear) made a surprise visit to the phonebank to brief volunteers on the state of the campaign:
The next morning, everyone gathered for breakfast:
At breakfast, two representatives from the Romney-Ryan campaign provided instructions on precinct walking:
Then, it was back to campaign headquarters where volunteers line up to get their precinct assignments:
In 1996, Clinton won Nevada by a mere 4,730 votes. So, get-out-the-vote efforts are critical. This is complicated by the transient nature of much of Nevada's population. The goal of this weekend's activities was to identify who on the voter rolls still lives in Nevada and, if they are Romney-Ryan-Heller supporters, what can be done to help them vote.
Is this election important to you? Do you want your children and grandchildren to live in a country that is the world's beacon of liberty? If so, there is still time for you to register for the next NobamaNevada trip on October 26-27.