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  •  GOTV, and not registration, is our issue south... (4+ / 0-)

    ...of the Nueces River. The constable and JP type candidates, usually Hispanic themselves, get people registered. But these candidates GOTV only during the primaries. It's up to the county and state parties to GOTV in November. Certainly registration drives are important, but not as much as it might seem, even in minority areas.

    We can blame the people all we want for not turning out to vote, but there is no substitute to organizing and executing GOTV drives as a way to getting poor and minority people to vote. The bad news is that we, as activists, are to blame for low voter turn-outs. The good news is that it is in our hands to change it.

    "Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.” Simone Weil

    by chuco35 on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 08:20:38 AM PDT

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