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  •  And now they know what resistance looks like (3+ / 0-)
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    JTinDC, G2geek, Zinman

    in a visceral way.

    If the election gets stolen we don't go back to work.  Period.

    That's the only way to make this point.

    The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 04:37:49 PM PDT

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    •  Amen to that! (1+ / 0-)
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      JTinDC

      General strike.  Good tactic.  Peaceful and powerful.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 04:50:01 PM PDT

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    •  In this case, (1+ / 0-)
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      Resistance is NOT futile!  

      Get out the Vote.
      Volunteer with your local OFA office.  

      Get your neighbors and friends to be aware they can't be lazy or "forget" to go vote.  Drag them with you when you go.  Take a vacation day from work if you need to, so you can car pool folks to the polling places.  

      "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

      by Ricochet67 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 06:53:37 PM PDT

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      •  and: small business owners: make it a holiday! (2+ / 0-)
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        Catskill Julie, Ricochet67

        Make it a day off.  Close the shop for the day and put a sign in the window (and a message in your voicemail greeting) saying you're closed for Election Day, and you want to encourage your workforce to go out there and make sure every one of their neighbors gets to the voting booth.   And your clientele should too!

        If you own a restaurant, you could have a discount on the bill for anyone who comes in with a ballot stub after the polls close.

        There are other creative ways that local business can encourage people to vote.  

        For example: Having someone who can do voter registrations of customers in the store or restaurant is another one: keep the forms on hand, put up a sign, and offer a discount to anyone who's a new registration (as long as their name and address match what's on their ID, to prevent people registering as Mickey Mouse to get the discount).  

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Sat Sep 15, 2012 at 07:43:23 PM PDT

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