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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:28 PM
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Motivation - 18, 528 People
Think about this. If you convince 1 person today of a good reason not to vote for Bush, or at least to really start questioning, and they tell one person tomorrow, and that one person tells one more person... and on.

And if you tell another, different person tomorrow, and the same occurs.

And if you tell another person the day after that, and the same occurs.

If you do this every day, that's a potential of 18,528 people before the election (192 days from now). That's a heck of a lot of people! I know that this is an 'ideal', and far from truth, but think about the potential! Think about if you told 2 people every day!

Let's assume DU has a few thousand active members... if we all did this? 3000 * 18,528 = 55 million people. Can you imagine?

I know, this is optimism in the extreme, but get out there and talk to someone today! Even if it's not someone you usually talk politics with. Especially if it's not someone you usually talk politics with. Drop facts at the grocery store. Talk to your waiter. Gripe at the gas station. Plant seeds of curiosity in people, even if that stems from anger. Bring things up on non-political chat boards, if you can get away with it. The fight to bring knowledge to people is far from over.

Don't give up! I've seen a lot of "what if Bush wins?" threads. Think about that if you have to, but get out and DO SOMETHING to help make a difference! :bounce: 192 days to make a difference!
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:31 PM
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1. Genius!
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Zookeeper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:58 PM
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2. Absolutely right!
I always chit-chat with store clerks and cashiers, so lately I have been making a point of mentioning the impending draft. Especially to young record store clerks and grocery store bag "boys." Everyone knows someone who could be affected by the draft, and the fact that there will be a need for a draft reflects badly on the *Bush administration.

I also photocopy short articles from the Net and leave them with the magazines in waiting rooms (with three kids, I spend a lot of time in Dr.'s and Dentist's offices...)

C'mon folks, let's hear more ideas!

:think:
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Zookeeper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:25 PM
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3. Kick!
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:00 PM
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4. Kick!
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