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Thu Apr 17, 2014, 04:51 PM

 

I feel fortunate to live in a strongly Democratic area....

In the SF Bay Area, the real elections are in the Democratic primaries. For the most part, Republicans don't win here. Even at the local level, in a city as big as San Jose, CA, I believe there is only one registered Republican city council member, and he's retiring soon (I say registered, because city council elections are non-partisan in California).

Any advice for those on DU who already live in very "safe" Democratic areas?


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Reply I feel fortunate to live in a strongly Democratic area.... (Original post)
YoungDemCA Apr 2014 OP
CrispyQ Apr 2014 #1
YoungDemCA Apr 2014 #2
Warpy Apr 2014 #3
YoungDemCA Apr 2014 #4
mopinko Apr 2014 #5
Name removed Aug 2014 #6
Chathamization Oct 2014 #7
SaveTheMackerel Feb 2016 #8
mimi85 Apr 2017 #9
YoungDemCA Apr 2017 #10

Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 04:55 PM

1. GOTV for true blue dems in other areas that need help & support.

You can call voters from anywhere.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 04:56 PM

2. Of course, yes!

 

Thanks!

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 05:00 PM

3. Same here, although they're more conservative than I am

I would suggest you target your spare dollars at districts in your state that are not safe. Getting rid of that grandstanding idiot Issa would seem to be a priority. He's making your whole state a laughing stock.

If you've got more than a few spare dollars, invest them in safe GOP districts in other states. Make assholes like Joe Barton spend more than they expected to and drain their coffers. Let the plutocracy know that while they can contribute unlimited money to keep these jerks in office, that will keep costing them more and more as time goes on.

And if you've still got legs that work, get out there and GOTV.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 05:02 PM

4. Thanks for the detailed advice

 

I agree, Issa has to go! Also up in the Sacramento area, there's a tight race this year between Rep. Ami Bera and ex-Rep Doug Ose.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 11:12 PM

5. any dfa chapters around?

we have a great one in chicago that is really changing the face of the city council.

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Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:50 AM

7. Are you in the 17th district? The Honda/Khanna race seems pretty important. Hope Honda wins.

I live in a solidly blue area, but we have a pretty important council seat being contested (mostly by Democrats running as independent, because you have to be a non-Democrat to get it). Also an important attorney general race we didn't have a primary for.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 01:34 AM

8. I'm afraid to register Democrat where I live.

 

I live in red territory. Even in a mostly Democrat city, I think my job prospects are safer if I remain registered independent and just vote Democrat in the general election.

Am I worrying too much? Do employers look at that public information?

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Response to SaveTheMackerel (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 06:50 PM

9. If they do

you probably wouldn't be happy working for them anyway. I live in Southwest Riverside County in California which is less red than it was a few years ago, but still very conservative. Everyone at my two major jobs here knew where I stood and it was never a problem.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:14 PM

10. Kick.

 

nt

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