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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 02:09 AM
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9. You can make a difference by working for local candidates.
What I've learned from DU actually inspired me to get out there and try to make a difference. I worked for my congressman (NY-20) on his last two campaigns, just showed up at headquarters and asked what I could do. I made GOTV calls, stuffed envelopes and went door-to-door. I honestly do believe that I did persuade folks to vote for him, just by presenting them with the facts. :)

And it can make a difference, since my congressman, in his first election, won by the smallest margin in Congress. (Democratic candidate, red district *sigh*) Meanwhile, DU is an incomparable resource, so there's no reason why you can't do both. We need more informed people out there, so I sure hope that you stick around... :hi:
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  -Four GOP candidates fail to make Virginia primary ballot, judge rules Lasher  Jan-13-12 04:36 PM   #0 
  - I guess the chances of Romney and Paul in the Virginia primary are pretty good.  No Elephants   Jan-13-12 05:00 PM   #1 
     - I think both of them are dumb as a bag of hammers.  Lasher   Jan-13-12 05:45 PM   #2 
        - Both of them have run before and both have enough money to hire staff who know the ropes.  No Elephants   Jan-13-12 09:57 PM   #3 
           - Well there was that thing back in June when all of Newt's staff resigned.  Lasher   Jan-13-12 11:12 PM   #4 
              - Which indicates to me that the he hired the wrong batch twice.  No Elephants   Jan-14-12 10:25 AM   #5 
                 - I bow to your superior logic.  Lasher   Jan-14-12 11:25 AM   #6 
                    - Geez. No need to bow.  No Elephants   Jan-14-12 02:34 PM   #7 
                       - I have been thinking for awhile now that I need to spend more time on an actual life, sans internet.  Lasher   Jan-14-12 02:57 PM   #8 
                          - You can make a difference by working for local candidates.  Rhiannon12866   Jan-15-12 02:09 AM   #9 
                             - All my representatives are Democrats.  Lasher   Jan-15-12 08:48 AM   #10 
                             - To quote Bubba, "I feel your pain."  No Elephants   Jan-15-12 11:19 AM   #11 
                             - You can make a bigger difference if you choose the local candidates or run yourself.  No Elephants   Jan-15-12 11:38 AM   #12 

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