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Last-Minute Grassroots Efforts From Joe Garcia

Lisann Ramos

For campaign volunteers across the country, this is crunch time.  

Candidates such as Congressman Joe Garcia are turning to grassroots efforts to get members of their district to go out and vote. This means making phone calls and knocking on doors.

“Folks in this district know us. We’ve been here a long time. We grew up in these neighborhoods, we’ve worked with these folks," said Garcia, who was in Palmetto Bay this morning making calls with his volunteers. 

Ron Gilbert is a retired Palmetto Bay resident who believes in volunteering for the candidate that he wants to win.

“It’s my turn now to give back. I volunteer here, I volunteer at the cultural center, I believe in that. In this case I believe in this gentleman, Joe Garcia," said Glbert. "I’m not just saying that. If I didn’t believe it, you think I’d be here? Nah!"

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also in Palmetto Bay supporting Garcia.

“I’ve been making phone calls and knocking on doors all over South Florida for the last few days,” said Wasserman Schultz, who is also the chair of the Democratic National Committee. 

Garcia and his volunteers will be making calls and knocking on doors all day today. Election day is Tuesday.

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