That is not my locker combination. But they are three very important numbers. And when you are this close to election day, it is all about the numbers.
If you haven't been following, the fight to save our right to marry here in Maine is very tight. So the numbers...
34 is the number of times that gay marriage has been on a ballot somewhere in the US in the past few years. It is also the number of times that marriage equality has lost when put to popular vote. 0-34. Not a great track record. But Maine is poised to change that and put us on a diferent path. Things here are different. It is a pretty special place tucked away in the northeast corner of the country. There is a real commitment to individual rights and fairness.
17,211 is our canvassing goal in central Maine. Over the last few days before the election on Tuesday we want to knock on that many doors in Kennebec and Androscoggin counties. We need to make sure our supporters actually VOTE. Moral support just isn't going to cut it this time. It is an off-year election with no major offices on the ballot, so motivating people to vote is tough. It really is all about turnout. Vote. It matters.
60 is the number of hours we have left to make some history. Not much time. Lots to do.
OK, I am off for a run, breakfast with the ladies (Pat, Betty, Dianne), then a full day & night at the campaign office.