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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:35 AM

For all those disappointed by the pardonings here at DU, may I make a suggestion?

Spend less time on reading juvenile posts by immature authoritarian lovers and WAY more time phone banking for Bernie. Every half hour you waste on DU can be spent on phone banking. We have gotten this far, which NOBODY thought would happen, by phone banking and canvassing. Not only do we need to continue, we need to kick it into high gear.

If you haven't done any phone banking there are several resources available. You can go to www.berniesanders.com/phonebanking. There you will find everything you need by way of training. If you have questions, there is a live chat. You can also sign on to live webinars in which experienced phone bankers are live and will walk you through the process -- it's sort of like sitting in a virtual classroom. Another option is to go to map.berniesanders.com, plug in your zip code, a radius, and find a phone banking event if you feel there is strength in numbers. If there's not an event, create one. Is it scary at first? Yes. But like anything else, after the first few calls, you stop stuttering and stepping on your tongue and each succeeding call gets better. At some point it's going to feel like the most natural thing in the world.

Sitting on social media and DU, frankly, does NOTHING for the campaign. Only action advances the campaign.

There are amazing activists on this site. Use them. Ask questions. All of us are here to help.

So, enough with the hand-wringing about DU and WAY more on phone banking and canvassing if your caucus or primary is coming up.


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Reply For all those disappointed by the pardonings here at DU, may I make a suggestion? (Original post)
Le Taz Hot Mar 2016 OP
Le Taz Hot Mar 2016 #1
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2016 #2
druidity33 Mar 2016 #3
thesquanderer Mar 2016 #4
djean111 Mar 2016 #5
StandingInLeftField Mar 2016 #6
wilsonbooks Mar 2016 #7
SamKnause Mar 2016 #8
riderinthestorm Mar 2016 #9
SoapBox Mar 2016 #10
ljm2002 Mar 2016 #11

Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:56 AM

1. I'm going to kick this because it shouldn't be sinking

in the first place.

Look, we're either in this to win this or all we're doing is engaging in mindless kvetching.

Action is what it's taken to get us this far and action will take us the rest of the way but only if all of us, every single one of us, engage in this campaign.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:17 AM

2. Kick and rec.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:38 AM

3. K&R, nt.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:01 AM

4. Plus it's easy enough to put people on Ignore, if they bug you. (n/t)

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:41 AM

5. I started my ignore list yesterday.

 

It has grown really quickly. There is nothing to be gained by reading the smears, the misdirection, the entitled scoldings.
It's a GOOD thing!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 08:58 AM

6. K&R eom

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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:11 AM

8. K&R

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:13 AM

9. + 100000000000. Just get off DU and go get active

 

make cookies for your local office if you can't face doing the phone banking or canvassing.

Volunteer to deliver or put up lawn signs.

Data entry!! The offices need data entry inputting the results from canvassers.

Use DU as a springboard for action, don't let it substitute for action.

Great OP!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:26 AM

10. Keep preach'n it LTH!

You are so correct...it all ain't over until Bernie says it is...and even then, it ain't over.

This Political Revolution needs to keep going...and there is no reason that it cannot. Bernie has millions and millions of seeds out there that need to grow, so that we can begin cleaning out the sewer that has clogged up Federal, State and Local government.

No more crazy Pukes, Baggers or Turd Way DINO's...it's time to clean house!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 11:33 AM

11. Your phonebank link goes to a 404 page...

...here is the link I found:

https://go.berniesanders.com/page/content/phonebank/

Thanks for the post, all very good advice.

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