Campaign funding status plus 7 day “on the ground” strategy to win

Aloha Friends,

We did it! Mahalo to the over 100 generous donors who contributed from $10 to $1,000 per person and allowed us to meet our goal! As a result we were able to produce and mail our final GOTV mailer to over 10,000 voting households on Kauai. This is a YUGE part of our “final 7 day strategy to win” that begins today!

In general our fundraising efforts have been strong, enabling us to run a full throttle campaign via mail, radio, newspaper and social media. We have backed up our aggressive paid media campaign with island-wide door-to-door canvassing. We have knocked on doors in Hanalei, Kilauea, Anahola, Kapaa, Wailua, Hanamaulu, Lihue, Puhi, Koloa, Kalaheo, Hanapepe and Kekaha. The few neighborhoods we have yet to visit in person, we hope to cover in the coming few days.

Though we have not gotten to every single house we have knocked on thousands of doors and met with and listened to local residents from all walks of life representing all demographics.

Every morning in various communities around the island, I have been greeting the morning commuters as the sun comes up. In addition our team has attended countless events and participated in many activities all around Kauai.

Now, we are 7 days out and it is truly crunch time. While the number of financial contributors exceed 400 individual local residents, our goal now is to enroll a similar number to help “on the ground” during this crucial final week. The money part is done and I thank you all who have stepped up to help in this area for that very generous support.

Now it is time to close out the campaign the ole fashion way, on the ground – canvassing door-to-door, phone banking and holding signs at key locations.

If you are available and interested in helping “hands on” please join us at HQ TONIGHT, Tuesday November 1 at 6pm for our FINAL Campaign Meeting. Any and all who want to actively help during this final all important week are welcome and encouraged to attend. Pot luck if you can.

The Campaign HQ is located at the end of Pouli Road directly next to Foodland in Kapaa. Look for the Hooser Signs!

On Friday November 4th, we are “SignHolding” from 4pm until 6pm along the highway @ Kauai Community College – Our goal is to make this final sign holding event our biggest ever so please spread the word and bring friends and family.

Saturday November 5th, “First Saturday in Kapaa” – We need volunteers to wear Hooser t-shirt’s and Hooser cap’s, circulate in the Kapaa business strip and enjoy themselves (while increasing Hooser name visibility). Free shirts and caps are available @ HQ and at our table in Kapaa Saturday night (while supplies last).

Saturday and Sunday November 5th and 6th we will be canvassing in two shifts, morning from 8:30am until 11:30am and the afternoon from 1pm until 3:30pm. Email me for meeting locations.

Tuesday November 8th – 8:30am – 5pm PHONE BANKING AT HQ, Plus sign holding (8:30am – 11:30am minimum or all day if you can).

Fellowship to follow at HQ while we await the election returns (pot luck)!

Please accept my apology if this email is a bit “rough” as I am scrambling to get it out while juggling a multitude of other tasks. Please also know that I am aware that many people on this email list live on different islands and even in different parts of the world. I am assuming in general that most of you are supportive and somewhat interested in the campaign…and know that it will all be over with soon.

Imua! gh

About garyhooser

This blog represents my thoughts as an individual person and does not represent the official position of any organization I may be affiliated with. I presently serve as volunteer President of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.) I am the former Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. In another past life, I was an elected member of the Kauai County Council, a Hawaii State Senator, and Majority Leader, and the Director of Environmental Quality Control for the State of Hawaii - in an even earlier incarnation I was an entrepreneur and small business owner. Yes, I am one of the luckiest guys on the planet. Please visit my website AND sign up for my newsletter (unlike any email newsletter you have ever gotten, of that I am sure) - “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We’re afraid.” “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We will fall!” “Come to the edge.” And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. - Christopher Logue (b.1926)
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