Thursday, February 5, 2009

Anthony Stancl's Obama Blog

UPDATE, February 24, 2010: Stancl gets 15 years in prison in Facebook coercion case

UPDATE, December 22, 2009: Anthony Stancl - GUILTY, 2 counts sexual assault

Anthony Stancl, Election Night 2008

The posts from Anthony Stancl's community blog on Barack Obama's campaign website have been deleted.

He made four blog entries.

Time to Join Together in New Berlin

Waukesha Location Grand Opening

My First Weekend Volunteering

My First House Party I Attended - Franklin

That's the thing about the Internet. Deleting something doesn't make it disappear.

Here are the four posts by Anthony Stancl:

Time to Join Together in New Berlin
By Tony Stancl - Jul 2nd, 2008 at 9:28 pm EDT

First of all, I'd like to introduce myself to you. My name is Tony Stancl and I am supporting Barack Obama for President in 2008. I currently reside here in New Berlin and have grown up here as well. Just thought I would throw this out here right now and mention to you that I am still in high school and currently attend New Berlin Eisenhower. I am going to be senior this coming school year but I, surprisingly for my age, am very active with politics and pay close attention to politics as well. This election will be the first time that I am eligible to vote and I am proud to say that I am going to vote for Barack Obama for President. Now that you know a little bit about me, it is time to get down to business. As many of you may know, New Berlin, along with Waukesha County, is mainly a republic city. The time has come that we join together and help turn this area a little more "blue" instead of "red".

I created this group so that the people of New Berlin can work together and help get Barack Obama elected as our next President of the United States. After a long primary season, we now know that Barack Obama is going to be the Democratic nominee and it is time that we do all that we can to help turn New Berlin into a more democratic city so that we can make sure that Wisconsin can still stay blue state. I hope that I can gather enough support from those in New Berlin to help me campaign here for Barack Obama. I believe that if we worked together that we would be able to help turn those that are undecided about who to vote for, and even those that are Republican but are a bit iffy with their nominee, to change their mind and vote for Barack Obama. We have suffered enough with the politics of our current president and the current Republican nominee is not very different from our president. We do not need another presidency that is similiar to the current one and Barack Obama is the only one that promises a change in our ways of politics. Thanks for taking your time to read this and hope to see you out there helping me gather support for Barack Obama.

- Tony Stancl


Waukesha Location Grand Opening
By Tony Stancl - Jul 18th, 2008 at 1:07 am EDT

Also listed in: New Berlin for Barack Obama

The other night, I was able to attend the grand opening of the Barack Obama campaign office in Waukesha. This is the first opening that I have been able to attend and I have to admit that I was a bit nervous at first. I was not sure what I should expect, I didn't know if I was going to be the only one from New Berlin or not, I was not sure if I was going to be getting into something that would be over my head. Yet, the one thing that I was sure of is that I want to do all that I can to help get Barack Obama elected this November and I knew that attending the opening would be the best way to figure out how I can help.
I must say that I am very happy that I did go to the grand opening in Waukesha. I found that the staff was very nice and welcomed me when I arrived. They also made sure that I got to the right place that I was suppose to go to. I went to the room where the people from New Berlin and Muskego were to go to talk about why they are there and find out information about what the office can do for us. The man that is in charge of the New Berlin-Muskego area is a very nice guy and was very happy to hear about my enthusiasm about what I'd like to do for this campaign. One other thing that I was very happy about is that I was not the only one from New Berlin there that night! There were two other very nice people that were in the room that were from New Berlin. That made me really happy because I know that New Berlin is very republican I was not sure how many democrats there are here in New Berlin. :)

Overall, I was very satisfied with my trip to Waukesha to attend the grand opening of the office for Barack Obama. I felt really comfortable once I got there and the people working at the office were extremely nice. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I get excited about how I am going to be able to help this election. I already signed up to help volunteer this weekend at the registration drives that are held on the weekends. I plan on hopefully hosting a house party. I plan on also helping the team that is going to campaign in New Berlin for Barack. Overall, I can't wait until I can get more involved and help make a difference! I hope that you guys are excited about this as well. Everything little thing we do will make a difference. I hope to see some of you guys out there volunteering your time with me. That is the only way we can help make a difference and help get Barack Obama elected this fall.

- Tony S


My First Weekend Volunteering
By Tony Stancl - Jul 25th, 2008 at 9:30 am EDT

Wow. Talk about a busy week. I've finally found time to sit down and actually blog about my experience volunteering last weekend for the campaign. So here it goes. My first day volunteering was last weekend Saturday (the 19th). I decided to go and attend the first volunteering session that is held from 10am to 2pm every weekend on Saturdays. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous at first because I didn't know what to expect. Of course that is normal for everyone so I didn't think too much about it. Well I left the house about 45 mins till 10 because I wanted to make sure I got there on time (and even a little early if I could). When I got into Waukesha, I was getting a bit more nervous because I still didn't know what I was going to be getting myself into. Well I finally find a place to park in the confusing downtown Waukesha area and start to walk to the headquarters. I did hesitate a bit at first but then I finally walked into the front door.

The first thing I noticed was that there weren't a lot of people there. At first, I thought I was late because I arrived about 5 minutes to 10 and I thought they started early or something. So I wasn't too sure what to do but I was warmly greeted by a young woman by the name of Tessa. Tessa is very nice and made me feel comfortable being there and I was very impressed at how welcoming the people that worked there were. She told me what was going on (I guess I was close to one of the first people to arrive) and so I kind of just chatted with some of the workers at the office. Eventually more and more people started to trickle in so they decided that it was time to get everyone into the conference room to explain what was going to happen that day.

We finally all gathered into the conference room and the two employees that were going to lead the day's volunteer efforts (Bobby and I forget the other guy's name) started to talk. They thanked us all for showing up and told us how much the campaign appreciates our efforts. We were all given a clipboard with some instructions on them and voter registration sign-up sheets. It looked very confusing at first but then Bobby started to explain to us what it all meant. I was very happy that there was this mini-training session for the day because I had no idea what to do with what I was given. After the training we formed into groups (I went into the group that Bobby was put in charge of) and our group headed to Brookfield Square in Brookfield. I ended up driving three very nice ladies that were also volunteering which I was very glad I did. I was able to talk with them on the way to the mall about what to expect for the day and what they thought would happen. We all had our doubts and were a bit nervous but we stuck together and eventually made it through the day :) Eventually we arrived at the mall.

When we got to the mall, we meet in the food court because that is where we decided to meet up with Bobby once he arrived. We started to walk around the mall and talk to some people but our visit there didn't last long. We eventually were asked to leave because I guess some lady flipped out on one of the other volunteers because she didn't think we could be there. We went to the other location for the day (Maxwell Street Days? in Mukwonago) and that went much better. There was much more room to cover and many more people at Field Park in Mukwonago. While I was there, I was able to register two voters :) I was very happy when this happened because I was starting to get a bit afraid that I wouldn't be able to find anyone to register (even though Bobby said it was fine if we didn't). We spent a few good hours there and then decided to head back to the office. I decided to stay for the second volunteer session as well (the 2pm to 6pm one). Again, I was put with Bobby which I was very happy about. Bobby is a wonderful guy that is very helpful and an outgoing person. He made me feel very comfortable volunteering and also was a good leader. We went back to the same venue and tried again. Overall, I felt that my first day volunteering went very well.

As for Sunday, I took the liberty to also volunteer from 2pm to 6pm. Again I was welcomed warmly by Tessa and had a chance to actually talk with her. She is a very nice person and is very fun to talk with. She is very outgoing and always seems to be in a good mood. On Sunday, there weren't a lot of people there so I had to help Bobby with the training session by participating in the "role play" of how people should approach people to register. After the training (which was the third training session I attended), we went back to Maxwell Street Days in Mukwonago. Unfortunately, I didn't have much luck that day but I was fine with that. I knew that I got two people to register and I was satisfied with that. Bobby and I went back to the office and I talked with Tessa again and was put to work again. I did some phone banking which was an experience in itself. There were people that were receptive to my calls and some people that weren't. I tried not to let it get to me but one call did but it wasn't bad. I just put that behind me and just thought about the wonderful time I had that weekend helping out at the campaign.

Overall, my experience there had to be one of the best weekends in a long time. I felt very comfortable there. I was welcomed warmly and treated as an equal to the employees. Bobby held a wonderful training session which made the voter registration drive much easier. Like I said before, I had a wonderful weekend and I expect many more to come.


My First House Party I Attended - Franklin
By Tony Stancl - Jul 25th, 2008 at 9:49 am EDT

The first house party that I attended was on Tuesday the 22nd. It was in Franklin and I was personally invited to it since I started the New Berlin for Barack Obama group. I arrived at the house in Franklin abot 15 minutes early. There was only one other car there so I decided to wait since the people in the other car were in their car as well. Eventually, another car pulled up and they went right into the house. I got out of my car and approached the other car that still had people in it and thought I'd introduce myself since I figured they were there for the same reason I was. It turns out that the lady that was driving is running for Congress. We went into the house together and were greeted warmly by the host of the party and the two people that worked for the campaign (Katy and Bethany, sorry if I spelled their name incorrectly). A few more people trickled in and we sat down in the main room of the house to begin.

Let me back up a little bit first. I talked with the guy that invited me to the house party and he is a very nice man. He was glad to see me there and I was glad to be there as well. I also talked to this other lady that turns out to be the aunt of one of my classmates that I grew up with! I was very surprised to meet someone that I had some sort of connection to but I guess the world isn't that big after all. Well back to the party, we started the meeting by Bethany and Katy introducing themselves and telling us what the purpose for the night was. They both shared their stories which I was very happy that they did because it made me feel much better about sharing my story.

We went around the room sharing each others stories and I was very excited to hear what other people had to say. Then it was my turn and I was a bit nervous but I had an idea about what I was going to say. I told them my first experience in any campaign (which was 4 years ago) and I told them a funny story about how I made my dad take me down to the Kerry HQ in Waukesha and get signs that I could put up in my bedroom window since my parent's wouldn't let me put any in the yard since they didn't support him. I was only 13 or 14 back then and I already was paying attention to politcs! Well, the meeting went on and we talked about what we would like to see happen and I got some good ideas that I plan to share at the meeting in New Berlin.

Overall my first house party that I attended went very well. I met a lot of interesting and nice people. I was welcomed warmly there by the host and the two ladies that work for the campaign. I felt comfortable sharing my story with complete strangers. And it was a very nice environment to be in. I was very happy that I had the opportunity to attend that house party and I plan on helping out in that area when I'm not doing work here in New Berlin. I also now plan on hosting my own house party sometime soon in New Berlin for all of you New Berlin people that I know will attend :D


As of February 5, 2009, these posts can easily be accessed via Google's cache.

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Anonymous said...

Er, what's your point with this? lol

Anonymous said...

What kind of FRUIT do you like?

Anonymous said...

Not surprising that a pervert like this would be an Obama supporter.

Mary said...

Most likely, convicted sex offenders supported McCain as well.

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