And Away I Go

Today I'm off on a day of in-state travel for class. I'll be up in my hometown talking to people about all sorts of issues with some of my classmates.

But tomorrow is really a teaser of what's to come, because I just get a few hours at home to pack and get organized before I'm off to the airport and flying east. A small group of the contributors for Election Eye are headed to sleuth out stories.

We don't have a set plan for our journey. Each of us knows when and where we fly in and out from, but otherwise our time is open. We might spend time in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and who knows where else.

The goal of our trip is to learn the stories of real people and find some connections to the same issues we face and care about here in Washington. It's exciting and a little daunting. There are no events to cover. No easy material.

But I think we're up for the challenge.

If you are interested in tagging along, make sure to check out the UW Election Blog or follow our Tumblr or Twitter account.

(If you aren't interested in following, my feelings are not hurt. But I promise our goal is to make it interesting to everyone, not just the political junkie.)

I have no idea how much I'll be able to blog or have time for reading your blogs, but at the very least I'll try to do a round-up post when I get back.

And if you have any questions, fire away.

P.S. Thanks to all my new and regular readers. I cherish each and every comment, even if I don't always necessarily respond.


  1. Sounds exciting! Can't wait to hear about the trip later!

  2. Woohoo! What an amazing opportunity! I would love to follow along - do you have links to the various accounts?

  3. That sounds like an awesome opportunity -- and FUN! Have a great time!

  4. OOh! What fun! Have a wonderful trip!