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I may or may not actually be understanding what's going on "out there".  Seems like Dems are motivated voters this year.  If you are canvassing or working an event, you are likely to be "preaching to the choir".

The ones that need a kick in the ass are the disenchanted Repubs.  They won't come to a Dem event, and they will not talk to you if you knock at the door (unless they are really pissed off).  

So, how do we get to the hearts of these people?

Here's my strategy - any and all are welcome to borrow it.  I have an 8 year old son (if you are not a mom or dad, you may need to borrow a child from someone else / you may be able to do this on your own, depending on your cuteness factor).  I am going to utilize his cuteness to inspire others to vote.  Not vote Dem or Rep, but just to vote.  I'm gambling that, once the disenchanted Repub gets in the "booth", s/he'll go the right way.

Back in 2004, AIGA (Graphic Arts folks) had a poster contest for Get Out the Vote.  There are hundreds of posters you can grab and use at:

I put one of the posters 3x3 on regular paper and made little cards for him to hand out (under my supervision, of course).  I flipped the poster and put it on inkjet tshirt transfers.  And off we go.

Yesterday I posted that we had put out yard signs for our Dem candidates and wrote that it was "the least you can do".  But, really, the least is just not good enough for me anymore.  

Just for today, and tomorrow, and the days until Nov. 7, how about doing the most you can do?

Originally posted to notsilent on Mon Oct 23, 2006 at 06:37 AM PDT.

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