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Aspinwall Dems seeking 100 percent party turnout on Nov. 6

Tawnya Panizzi
| Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Aspinwall Democratic committee will meet at 7 p.m. tonight. Volunteers are welcome.
Aspinwall Democratic committee will meet at 7 p.m. tonight. Volunteers are welcome.

The Aspinwall Democratic committee is revving up its efforts to see 100 percent turnout from their party voters on Nov. 6.

Volunteers will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the municipal building to assemble packets to be distributed door-to-door this month. Interested residents are encouraged to attend.

Committee Vice-Chair Patti McCaffrey said there is a growing group of volunteers who are committed to getting every registered Democrat in Aspinwall, all 1,100 of them, to the polls this year.

“This is an ambitious undertaking and we have been working since June,” she said.

Treasurer Sarah Reed has been continuously refining and correcting the voter lists from data collected by residents volunteering their time and shoe leather to make the “100 percent Project” a success.

Volunteer leader Steve Larchuk said a neighbor-to-neighbor grassroots campaign is vital. He said this is the first time a 100 percent party turnout has been “seriously attempted” in the community.

They are also reaching out the the 325 Independent voters in the borough.

“Our goal is to make personal contact with every registered Democrat at least four times before Election Day,” Larchuk said.

A mailer was sent in August followed by a door knocking and a literature delivery in September. Where voters are not home, they get a follow up telephone call, visit or letter.

“We are a resource for anyone who needs help voting”, he said.

The committee is hosting a public Election Night Watch Party and fundraiser at the Aspinwall American Legion Hall starting at 7 p.m.

For more, contact McCaffrey at 412-606-6059.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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