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citizens_unite Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-04 04:50 AM
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294. TALK to your community
Bev Harris, you are a gift to us all. Here is what I have been doing to help get out the word:

TALK TO PEOPLE.
i printed out a message with weblinks. it says:
_______________________________
Could the election have been rigged?

YES. Very Easily.
Learn the truth about ballot tampering in computerized systems.
It is much easier than you might think.

www.votergate.tv
www.blackboxvoting.org
www.verifiedvoting.org

take a stand for democracy!
___________________________
i fit about 6 or 8 of these on a page, then xeroxed the page and cut them into slips.
i have been walking around New York City talking to people on subway platforms, sitting at parks, waiting for lights, in a restaurant or cafe, etc. I'm not saying its easy to get the courage to talk to strangers (an odd taboo in my city at least), but I've found, excepting people obviously in a hurry, a lot of the people I start speaking with are responsive to what I have to say about the election and the info I have on the slips I give them. People are looking for answers right now and aren't finding them; I think earnesty and sincerity in talking to each other goes a long way, rather than pitting people as adversaries. When I talk to people, I get their names, I give mine, I make conersation if I can. I urge people to just take the time to go to votergate.tv and watch the video, and make a decision on this then.

Often exlpaining to people that I am just a regular guy, not used to this sort of thing, makes me more comfortable with the conversation. But usually with or without that qualification I end up with a thanks, a handshake, and sometimes an e-mail address.

This has been inspiring work for me. I also plan to throw a viewing party of votergate for my friends and their friends at my house this weekend. I'm baking cookies (wish me luck)!

-Greg
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