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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-04 08:11 AM
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12. While I understand that people have different comfort levels....
I think this election precludes whatever excuses people have. And quite frankly much of this "comfort level" stuff boils down to laziness or the "somebody else will do it" syndrome.

If you are unemployed, that means you have plenty of time on your hands; go canvas.

If you are physically not able, then do some phone banking. If you are uncomfortable speaking to people, then go to your local Dem HQ and make signs. If you are unable to do that, stuff envelopes. Forward e-mails to friends. Host a house party. Do SOMETHING.

If you ARE employed, you are better able to donate to candidates and rent venues for meetings and movie showings, or have people over for gatherings (buying refreshments can get expensive).

We're just tired of the blase' "I'll just vote" attitude. I'm ashamed because that's all I ever used to do. Now that I've learned how to make a difference, I'm grateful for the people that educated me about it.

And yes, since you asked, I went to Iowa twice during the primaries. I've canvassed in 8 degrees and 100 degrees. I've hosted house parties. My car is covered in stickers. I've registered so many voters I've lost count. I've had young women to my house to watch a pro-choice film and get them registered. I've tabled at events. I converted my mom and got HER helping the Dean campaign. I went to my very first precinct convention and my very first state convention this year.

Sorry, I don't buy the comfort level crap. People are about to lose their country. It's about time they realize it.


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  -Cry me a friggin' river HFishbine  Sep-30-04 06:59 AM   #0 
  - Bumper stickers and yard signs have NOTHING to do with how....  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-30-04 07:06 AM   #1 
  - Who cares?  HFishbine   Sep-30-04 07:09 AM   #3 
  - Please read some of my threads on this.  saracat   Sep-30-04 07:28 AM   #4 
  - It's called bravery.  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-30-04 07:53 AM   #7 
  - Talk the talk, but they don't walk the walk.  wildeyed   Sep-30-04 07:06 AM   #2 
  - While it is true that neither a yard sign nor a bumpersticker may  Trailrider1951   Sep-30-04 07:31 AM   #5 
  - Thanks for posting this!  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-30-04 07:51 AM   #6 
  - Exactly!  HFishbine   Sep-30-04 07:56 AM   #9 
  - Um, about the newspaper writer  thinkingwoman   Sep-30-04 07:53 AM   #8 
  - Are you a reporter?  HFishbine   Sep-30-04 07:58 AM   #10 
     - reporter, editor, publisher, and...  thinkingwoman   Sep-30-04 06:01 PM   #22 
  - Not everybody can do everything  lapislzi   Sep-30-04 08:03 AM   #11 
  - While I understand that people have different comfort levels....  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-30-04 08:11 AM   #12 
  - They will or they won't--all we can do is educate  lapislzi   Sep-30-04 08:25 AM   #14 
     - Sadly very true.  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-30-04 08:35 AM   #16 
  - Doing something versus doing nothing  HFishbine   Sep-30-04 08:18 AM   #13 
     - And I say "bravo"  lapislzi   Sep-30-04 08:30 AM   #15 
  - A lot of people are adamantly against Bush but lukewarm on Kerry  Jacobin   Sep-30-04 08:40 AM   #17 
  - Yep  unfrigginreal   Sep-30-04 09:11 AM   #20 
  - Well, here is something each of us can do to help Kerry win a Swing State  RedEarth   Sep-30-04 08:44 AM   #18 
  - I think you are being a bit unfair here.  johnnie   Sep-30-04 08:59 AM   #19 
  - Several new yard signs in my town today!!!  democratreformed   Sep-30-04 09:35 AM   #21 

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