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moggie12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:05 AM
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To: PIG-HEADED FIGHTERS ONLY (whiners stay out)
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 01:42 AM by moggie12
Wanna whip some Republican butt?

Okay you kick-butt types, here's some resources to get you going. Some DUers took the time to compile useful information over the past two days (yes, it's true). Others tried to brainstorm about how to capitalize on Barbara Boxer's gutsy stand and achieve real election reform. I'm giving you links to these posts because you'll never find them otherwise (most sank like a stone in a sea of whining).

1. This one has a link to a great site that's got all kind of info:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

2. This post has some good miscellaneous info re: election reform:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

3. This poster got people to focus on communicating with elected officials about the importance of electoral reform:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

4. This poster tells you how you can contribute to Boxer's PAC:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

5. This one's a call to arms:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

6. This contains Move-On's on-line thank-you letters to Boxer & Reid:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

7. This lists 11 Senators who "stood" and 34 Reps so you can write thank-you's if so inclined:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

8. This one asks you to send post-cards to Boxer and Tubbs as a more visible show of support:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

9. This post asks for input on strategy re: "selling" election reform:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Okay, time for a battery recharge before you dig into work. Visualize this: Cute little Barbara Boxer pumping her fist in the air, celebrating passage of a massive election reform bill!! Stephanie Tubbs-Jones being carried on the shoulders of the House Democrats!! Tom DeLay hiding tears as he sneaks by reporters, mumbling "no comment".

Yes!! Yes!! It can happen! We've got a winning issue: AMERICANS HATE STANDING ON LINES!! We can win the election reform issue!! All we gotta do is grab onto it like a rabid dog and not let go!!

That's how the Republicans keep whooping us, you know: They beat the message drum over and over. We've got to beat the election reform drum over and over until our ears hurt. When the Republicans try to shut us up, we've got to point our fingers at them and jump up and down and scream to American voters: "Look, the Republicans don't care that you have stand on line for four hours!!!"

(Hey, didn't I tell you whiners to stay out?? Shoo, scram, beat it!! I'm gonna throw up if one more person says "why bother, democracy is dead" or "I'm never going to vote Democratic again". Puh-lease!! We're talking politics here -- only practical talk is allowed.) (Actually, I know you're hurting really bad -- for good reason -- so if you want to come back if you're feeling better, please, please, please, do so.)

The rest of you who're already in a fightin' mood, let's get out there and start whipping things up. If you've got any suggestions about how to go about doing this in some organized fashion, please shoot me a note. And thanks for being pig-nosed, practical, kick-butt street fighters.

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thinksmart Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:41 AM
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1. Excellent Direction
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 01:43 AM by thinksmart
I would love to see HAVA improved. This is unacceptable http://460design.net/ohio /

1. Universal provisional ballot standard

2. Paper Trail on E-voting
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InvisibleBallots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:24 PM
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2. kick
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:40 PM
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3. moggie12 is a FIGHTER!!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 12:40 PM by arnheim
We have all sorts of people who are willing to put in their time, efforts and talent into fighting.

Will you?? moggie12 has a great post here! Click on a link and get involved!

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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:04 PM
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4. Great call on the lines. This will help a push for early voting/holiday.
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 01:05 PM by tasteblind
Early voting is worth pushing, as is having Election Day be a national holiday. If they argue against it, we can push the line issue.

This doesn't really address bbv, though. That's okay, we'll have to find another way to fix that.

I think this is a winning argument, as there is no reasonable way to fight this kind of reform. It's like campaigning against spam or telemarketers. No downside.

edited for clarity.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:21 PM
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5. Excellent.
Best post I've seen on the topic.
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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:55 PM
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6. Kick!
Excellent collection!
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