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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-11 10:46 AM
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8. I post frequent calls for local precinct and district activism, and
describe what has been accomplished in my own precinct and state and national districts. Those threads don't do well in terms of recs, but there are a lot of people who post positive replies.

Like you, I have information in my signature line. Local election activism works! It just does. A good-humored, friendly, and knowledgeable person knocking on doors and educating voters on issues and candidates just can't be beat. On a local level, you're talking to your neighbors, not faceless strangers. It's easy to do, and an individual person can pretty much cover an entire precinct in two or three months of spending a couple of hours a day on a weekend. Your local Democratic organization will help you with literature, talking points, and answers to the common questions people will ask. Besides, the folks in the party organization are very nice people. You can't do better than to get involved. In caucus states like Minnesota, participation will lead to becoming a delegate to district and even state conventions. You can make a difference in who gets nominated.
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  -How many former GOTV will be out in the streets for 2012 tavalon  Jul-09-11 10:12 AM   #0 
  - how bout a "no volunteering or donating, but I'll vote D in Nov" choice  NightWatcher   Jul-09-11 10:16 AM   #1 
  - Not many people at DU volunteer for campaigns or PACs.  LoZoccolo   Jul-09-11 10:20 AM   #2 
  - I guess i was makingban assumption that DUers did do a lot of the boots on the ground  tavalon   Jul-09-11 10:24 AM   #5 
  - Many do. Many do not.  MineralMan   Jul-09-11 10:47 AM   #9 
  - Some people do, and I know two DUers personally who I met outside of DU.  LoZoccolo   Jul-09-11 11:01 AM   #12 
  - That is the opinion of one poster and I do not think it is accurate  Bluenorthwest   Jul-09-11 11:04 AM   #15 
  - I'm with LoZoccolo: any thread I've ever posted or participated in that actually calls for folks...  Tesha   Jul-10-11 07:17 AM   #24 
  - I am, and SHAME on DUers who could do, but do nothing, or worse, support idiots like Nader  Sarah Ibarruri   Jul-09-11 10:39 AM   #6 
  - I post frequent calls for local precinct and district activism, and  MineralMan   Jul-09-11 10:46 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-09-11 11:03 AM   #14 
  - Local and state only this time for me.  Marr   Jul-09-11 10:21 AM   #3 
  - Forget about it...  Upton   Jul-09-11 10:23 AM   #4 
  - I will be out, as usual, walking the precinct and talking to all those  MineralMan   Jul-09-11 10:40 AM   #7 
  - Those are numbers to be proud of in 2010, MM.  Bluenorthwest   Jul-09-11 11:17 AM   #17 
     - Thanks for your efforts, as well.  MineralMan   Jul-09-11 11:28 AM   #19 
  - Staying local  Marrah_G   Jul-09-11 10:48 AM   #10 
  - Even if I wanted to donate, there will be no money  Cleita   Jul-09-11 10:48 AM   #11 
  - You bet I am.  lamp_shade   Jul-09-11 11:02 AM   #13 
  - You realize that every single option you listed supports Obama's campaign?  keopeli   Jul-09-11 11:15 AM   #16 
  - I should have placed an undecided option  tavalon   Jul-09-11 05:33 PM   #21 
  - Apathy is not an option  nevergiveup   Jul-09-11 11:23 AM   #18 
  - Especially by those in office.  rug   Jul-09-11 11:29 AM   #20 
     - Actually, it may not be an option but I've seen it practiced by many  tavalon   Jul-09-11 05:34 PM   #22 
  - I will be working to elect Chris Murphy to the US Senate.  Dawson Leery   Jul-09-11 06:49 PM   #23 
  - For local candidates though redistricting will harm my efforts.  mmonk   Jul-10-11 07:21 AM   #25 
     - Same here. Redistricting has really made a mess. nt  nc4bo   Jul-10-11 07:26 AM   #26 
        - They are killing us in NC aren't they? We are returning to being  mmonk   Jul-10-11 07:32 AM   #27 
 

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