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For at least 1 month (maybe longer) everyday my mailbox has been flooded with candidates mailings telling me how great they are and how only they can help our City and our Community. All mention their greatness and what they have done to help the Community (even if you've never heard of them before now and/or know that the issue they're speaking about wasn't even on their radar until they decided to run for office).

About 2 weeks ago I got disgusted seeing all these mailings which have been flooding my mailbox (today I got 8 mailings from 2 candidates or organizations supporting those 2 candidates) and my recycle bin and got a great idea which will also help the Post Office.  I mail them back to the candidate stating "refused - return to sender."

I know this is a way for the candidates to get their message out, but come on in 2 weeks I've received over 30 mailings!  Luckily I've only received 1 call asking me to vote for a candidate and that was today and it was for D.A. and I know they got my number from my local Democratic Club since my disconnected landline is still listed on my voter registration information and I'm not changing it.  

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    Theoleman, Miggles, augustin

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

    by Rosalie907 on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 06:25:36 PM PDT

  •  That Won't Do Any Good (2+ / 0-)
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    Miggles, brae70

    It'll just be discarded, either by the Post Office (one of the distinctions between junk and regular mail is that they don't do return-to-sender for junk mail) or by the sender (if it gets return-to-sender processing by mistake).

    On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

    by stevemb on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 07:07:37 PM PDT

  •  I'm happy for people (1+ / 0-)
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    who have so little stress in their lives that they're able to get worked up over 30 unwanted pieces of mail in two weeks (3 per day?).

  •  Democratic candidates need to stop doing this. (0+ / 0-)

    Campaign mailings, emails, and yard signs are pretty ineffective these days.  Energy needs to be put into GOTV efforts, not in stuff that doesn't work any more.

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