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  •  LOVED the parent interviews (10+ / 0-)

    Asking her mom to come vote with her - brilliant.

    I canvassed in the 2013 Va. election, and my biggest concern was the Atty. Gen. election. There were3 or 4 people I talked to who either didn't know there was an election or who didn't plan to vote ("I vote in presidential elections, but I don't bother with the mid-terms") who voted because they had someone nagging them to and explaining the stakes. I know that I personally contributed to that narrow margin of victory. What a feeling of empowerment! In terms of encouraging new voters to vote, I can't think of anything more motivating than voting for a candidate who wins by a narrow margin.

    The past 50 years we: -Ended Jim Crow. -Enacted the Voting Rights Act. -Attained reproductive rights (contraceptive & abortion). -Moved toward pay equity. Republicans want to take our country back. I WON'T GO BACK!

    by petesmom on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 05:26:31 AM PST

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