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  •  It's not the use (1+ / 0-)
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    The Marti

    of the donation -- it's what happens afterwards.

    We gave frequently and generously during the 2008 election cycle.

    Come 2009, the political phone calls, emails, junk mail, started again immediately.

    And in 2012 -- well, here in Denver we were receiving dozens of political phone calls per week.

    Until I have the ability to op out of at least political phone calls, I'm not donating.  

    •  You're in Denver? Have you considered using a (2+ / 0-)
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      BadKitties, LilithGardener

      USPS money order??  You don't have to use your real name, to the best of my knowledge, as long as it is for a small enough amount.

      Sure it'll cost a buck or two extra, but if it keeps you off the calls/emails/junk mail rolls...isn't it worth it?'ll be able to really help candidates who need it.

      Just an idea.

      We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

      by The Marti on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 04:58:06 PM PDT

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    •  Tell them to remove you from the call (1+ / 0-)
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      lists. I got 31, yes, THIRTY-ONE calls from the DSCC and DCCC within 16 days, part of them while I was in Hawaii. One call came at 5:44 am, because they did not know that I was in Hawaii. And I didn't answer the damn calls.

      It took speaking to three people, from different groups, but I explained politely that the calls pissed me off so much that I was completely disinclined to give, and that I was bombarded with emails, too. I don't mind the emails because i read them when I want. One guy, even after I told him I wasn't donating because I was pissed off, said, "Well, I understand that, but would you consider donating today?" I admit that I shouted, "NO! Weren't you listening?" and hung up on him, but oh well. I hate being PUSHED.

      The calls have completely stopped. Be of firm voice and good cheer =)

      "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

      by BadKitties on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 11:19:10 PM PDT

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