With 40 days until Election Day, campaign offices across our swing state are buzzing.
On Tuesday night, volunteers gathered in Hillary Clinton’s Oakland office to make signs for Michelle Obama’s visit today.
With brushes and paint, the volunteers —mostly Pitt students — sat on the floor carefully writing out their signs in pencil before filling in the letters with paint. There was “I believe that she will win,” an H campaign logo for Clinton and “When they go low, we go high,” a quote from the First Lady’s DNC speech.
Pitt students Kait Pendrak and Will Mischler said there’s an energy to being in an office with people who have a common goal.
“Our work’s not done yet,” said Pendrak, a junior. “We’ve got to go full steam ahead.”
With campaign signs lining the walls, the narrow office space had tables near the front where Pendrak and others sat making calls to voters until 9 p.m. In the back of the office, others sat on the floor making their signs. At one point, there was pizza.
The Incline also asked the Trump campaign about ways for volunteers to get involved at campaign offices, but the organization did not provide comment.
Clinton’s Oakland office is one of her seven offices to two Trump offices in the Pittsburgh area. The Incline created a map of those local campaign offices, if you’re looking to get involved with the Trump or Clinton camps:
And while some local offices opened with only a small mention, each camp had at least one opening that included a celebrity guest.
For the Republicans, it was Donald Trump Jr. at the Canonsburg office on Sept. 14. The candidate’s son spoke about job creation and said no common sense is used in D.C., according to WESA‘s Mark Nootbaar.
And the next day, an office for Hillary Clinton opened in Bakery Square with a throwback to the early 2000s political drama “The West Wing.” Actor Richard Schiff, who played White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler spoke about the enthusiasm of voters, especially young people, according to Dan Majors of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
And if you want to see the candidates (or their friends) in person, use this calendar to keep track of who is where when.
Oh, and don’t forget to register to vote by October 11.