Rather than answer a question from someone this week, Auntie
would like to beg your indulgence while I start something
Because I feel so very strongly about the issue of REGISTERING
VOTERS (as you may have seen last week) I want to do something
special, involving you - Democratic Underground readers!
My column last week prompted a friend to write and tell
me about her recent experiences helping a voter registration
drive. Here is what she wrote:
I spent this morning helping register new voters
after the Naturalization Ceremony at Golden Hall. We did
amazingly well - much better than the Republicans, who had
a white tent hung with bunting and two big stand-ups of
Bush (agh!) on the corners.
They all looked terribly well-heeled, and you
could tell at a glance the difference between their well-heeled
country club set volunteers, and our scruffy combination
of retirees, students and me.
We had no decor, just an awning and volunteers,
but I put my trade show experience to work, laying out the
brochures and getting clipboards and pens together. Have
already volunteered for the next one.
P.S. Thought I'd bring along some copies of
Auntie Pinko's column about getting out the vote.
I don't want to become too repetitive on the topic (although
I think it's the single most important and productive thing
we can be doing, over the next few months, to assure a Democratic
victory in November) so I'm not going to write any more columns
on it (well, maybe one or two.)
But what I would like to do is ask you, Democratic
Underground readers, to tell me about your experiences registering
voters. And every now and then I'll take this space to share
what you tell me.
If you send me an e-mail sharing your get out the vote experience,
remember to provide your first name and home town.
Let me offer one more incentive: include your e-mail address,
and I will put all the responses I use in a hat, and hold
a drawing for a Democratic Underground T-shirt!
So get busy, dear readers, and get out that vote! I will
thank you, the Democratic Party will thank you, and someday
your children and grandchildren will thank you for helping
to spare them another four years of Mr. Bush's misAdministration
The rest of the time, I'll be back to answering reader questions,
so send them along, too. And thanks for reading Auntie Pinko!
Do you have a question for Auntie Pinko?
Do political discusions discombobulate you? Are you a liberal
at a loss for words when those darned dittoheads babble their
talking points at you? Or a conservative, who just can't understand
those pesky liberals and their silliness? Auntie Pinko has
an answer for everything.
Just send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
and make sure it says "A question for Auntie Pinko"
in the subject line. Please include your name and hometown.