Those who take elections for granted often lose …

If you look around Suffolk County you’ll see a lot of Vote No signs and magnets.  If you talk to your members, because of the work you’ve done, they know the importance of this election.  But we haven’t won yet and we can’t take a win for granted.

Remember the last major statewide poll?  While we’re closing the gap, the yes vote was still ahead.  Also remember what we saw about voter turnout in an off year election?   The record shows that a lot of our members normally do not vote in off year elections.

In the last two or three weeks of this campaign we expect to see a lot more attention and money spent promoting the yes vote.  Did you see the Newsday editorial today?

The NYSUT Phone Bank is up and running — and Tuesdays are Retiree Days from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come for an hour or a day and help get our message out. Retirees are also welcome on Mondays and Thursdays.

Phone Bank Locations and Times where you send volunteers as of today:

Suffolk Regional office:

Mondays all members 3:30 to 6:30 until Election Day
Tuesdays 10:30 to 6:30
Retirees 10:30 to 6:30 (except Halloween when we will only do retiree calls from 10:30 to 1:00)
In-service volunteers 2:00 to 6:30 (except Halloween)
**Just added ** Thursday 11/2 3:00 to 6:30