Politics

Stuff It!

New Hampshire votes today, but Denver still has plenty of work to do before February 5, or Super Duper Tuesday as it’s known, when Colorado and 23 other states pick their nominees for president. The Democratic Party, especially, needs to build a massive base of volunteers, and not just wonks who can use the word caucus as a noun, a verb and an adjective. They need people to stuff envelopes, post signs and shuttle paperwork. And that's just the beginning, because by the time the Democratic National Convention rolls into town in August – along with 35,000 guests – the party will need a small city of 10,000 volunteers, according to Sondra Williams, volunteer for the convention’s host committee.
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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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