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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 01:24 PM
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61. I do have another choice - two, actually
For one, pure luck: I live in NY, where we have the Working Families Party - and if you're not familiar with it, I can tell you that we ARE a force in NYS politics, despite being a third Party. However, that is only a partial choice, since mostly WFP uses "fusion" voting to support Democrats. Not much difference on the National level, although it can and has and does make a big difference on the local level.

For another, I can work to organize people instead of to elect politicians. Community and issue organizing - it's where I think we need to go. Because it has become plain as day that electing one Party over another is a losing battle - they care far more for their Corporate Paymasters than for their constituents, to whom they simply lie at election time. Witness Obama (who I supported and worked hard for - among the millions of others who did so because he ran as an agent of transformational change), for one.
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