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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-04 08:11 AM
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12. While I understand that people have different comfort levels....
I think this election precludes whatever excuses people have. And quite frankly much of this "comfort level" stuff boils down to laziness or the "somebody else will do it" syndrome.

If you are unemployed, that means you have plenty of time on your hands; go canvas.

If you are physically not able, then do some phone banking. If you are uncomfortable speaking to people, then go to your local Dem HQ and make signs. If you are unable to do that, stuff envelopes. Forward e-mails to friends. Host a house party. Do SOMETHING.

If you ARE employed, you are better able to donate to candidates and rent venues for meetings and movie showings, or have people over for gatherings (buying refreshments can get expensive).

We're just tired of the blase' "I'll just vote" attitude. I'm ashamed because that's all I ever used to do. Now that I've learned how to make a difference, I'm grateful for the people that educated me about it.

And yes, since you asked, I went to Iowa twice during the primaries. I've canvassed in 8 degrees and 100 degrees. I've hosted house parties. My car is covered in stickers. I've registered so many voters I've lost count. I've had young women to my house to watch a pro-choice film and get them registered. I've tabled at events. I converted my mom and got HER helping the Dean campaign. I went to my very first precinct convention and my very first state convention this year.

Sorry, I don't buy the comfort level crap. People are about to lose their country. It's about time they realize it.


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