Oy. Emails are a-flying. Meetings are being held. Things are being said.
Every campaign for anything that I've ever been in has much the same smell. The particular flavor may vary but it's always in the same components, like a recipe:
1 issue, with at least 2 sides
I'm sure there are many more, but these are what strike me. I've been in one campaign or another since 1987. All kinds of causes, but the same recipe for Things To Get in an Uproar About. We've all been doing it for years. It's a system. Emails, calls, real mail, meetings. Rousing the troops. Make jokes, sing songs, wait. And you never, ever know if all your time and trouble will work for you. From any side. Anything can happen and it usually does.
Maybe this is how my Dad's gambling jones comes out in me. ;)