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Crystal Clarity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 06:30 AM
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3. Make it an official holiday
Provided that people be required to work a full day that Monday-before in order for it to be paid, unless they have a truly valid reason. That requirement would discourage people from making it into a 4-day vacation, which we don't want because it could defeat the purpose.

But one day off, w/an emphasis on the importance of voting may very well bring out people who otherwise might not have bothered. Many people who rarely vote often neglect to do it out of shere exhaustion. I know this because I've been tempted to go straight home from work myself rather than driving out of my way to do yet one more thing. If someone like me, who has never missed an election in my adult life can be tempted to skip it, think of how the more apathetic types feel.

Strategically, this would probably work more in our favor then that of the R's, because it may bring out more of the working poor and lower middle classes, who would hopefully understand that voting for D's is in their best interest.

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