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  •  I don't agree - nothing (5+ / 0-)

    replaces boots on the ground and face to face contact.

    This has nothing to do with Joan Baez.

    And if you look at Latino demographics - too few are registered, and too few go to vote.  This will change.

    Voter repression in many states is going to make it harder - not easier.  

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 05:31:17 AM PDT

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    •  Latinos are not the major minority where I am (1+ / 0-)
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      nor is latino culture something I claimed any expertise on at all.  This is not a latino heavy area where I am at the moment and have experience with, it's heavily poor whites and African Americans.

      This is also not a state where voter suppression is an issue - as I said, they are bending over backwards to register people and allow access to polls here.  True it's not like that in say, Arizona, which is heavily hispanic - but Arizona is not the norm in the US either.  Each region has it's own challenges.  This region had a disconnect problem in more ways that it has a suppression problem - but right next door you have voter suppression in Mississippi.

      There is nothing inherently 60s about talking to people face to face about issues.  Nothing.  And as I said previously, when you bring up the 60s, you automatically put a lot of people on the defensive and come off naff.  Joan Baez is exactly what a lot of people think when you mention the 60s at all in connection with political action, like it or not.

    •  seems like some talking past (3+ / 0-)

      I seem to agree with most of what both of you are saying. What you call civics education isn't just about registering people to vote; the fact that it was done in the 60s doesn't necessarily tell us how to do it now. That doesn't mean that it can't be done, or that you were reveling in Joan Baez(?!) nostalgia when you mentioned the 60s.

      I will say one thing that I haven't earned the right to say: the one advantage of going up against anti-democratic terrorism is that it's pretty easy for people to see what they're up about. For a lot of people in Louisiana (and elsewhere) right now, that isn't the case.

      "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

      by HudsonValleyMark on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 06:03:21 AM PDT

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