Skip to main content

Almost every poll shows that we have a clear majority on the issues (Here is just one).

Forty million voters didn’t vote in 2010.  That cost us the House of Representative and 32 state houses in a redistricting year.  We lost because too many of us stayed home on election day.

A recent study has shown that negative advertising is, simply, not working.  Stop wasting time trying to keep up with the attacks from the right.  The Tea Party/Republicans will continue to shoot only themselves.  Let them!  

If we go to the polls and vote, we win.  It is as simple as that.  Getting out the vote should be our only concern.

Here is a simple plan.  Most of it costs nothing.

Twitter and Facebook

After looking at several analyses of Facebook and Twitter numbers (Here is one).  The peak time to Tweet or post on Facebook and have it read or reTweeted is Monday to Wednesday just before 3 pm.  

A different Tweet or post to Facebook should happen each Week.  On October 16 begin Tweeting and posting a different one daily until election day.  These tweets and posts can also be simply turned into TV commercials with a little imagination and a little money.  Fifteen second voice-overs with text will be sufficient.

Every Democrat should be using these phrases in their speeches and in interviews regardless of what the other side says.  If we say it  often enough, people will believe it and do it.  Get out the vote.  Start now.

Below the fold are Facebook posts, followed by Tweets. Let's get people to vote.

Posts for Facebook

Here are enough weekly Facebook posts to get you to October16 and enough daily posts to get you to Tuesday, November 4th.  This same list edited for Twitter follows this one:

1.   If you don’t want Social Security to be privatized, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  The future of Social Security depends on you! Vote.

2.    If you think women should get equal pay for equal work, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4 on your calendar and vote.  The future of women’s equality depends on you!  Vote.

3.  If you think contraceptives should be universally covered by insurance the same as Viagra, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4 on your calendar and vote.  The future of women’s right to choose depends on you!  Vote.

4.  If you think we desperately need Immigration Reform, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  The future of our country as a melting pot depends on you!  Vote.

5.  If you think sensible gun controls like universal background checks are necessary in our country, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Freedom from devastating gun violence depends on you!  Vote.

6.  If you believe that unemployment insurance and food stamps are a necessary safety net for Americans, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Freedom from the tyranny of inequality depends on you! Vote.  

7.  If you think the rich are not paying their fair share, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Without you, there is no middle class!  Vote.

8.  If you think income inequality is destroying the fabric of America, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Without you, there is no middle class!  Vote.

9.  If you think the Republicans are doing everything possible to suppress the vote and hi-jack our democracy, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Freedom to vote depends on you!  Vote.

10.  If you think affordable health care for all Americans is a right, not a privilege, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Your health and the health of all Americans depend on it! Vote.

11.  If you think higher education is for everyone, not just the rich, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  The future of America’s children depends on you! Vote.

12.  If you believe public education is the key to a secure America, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  America as a nation is counting on you!  Vote.

13.  If you think there are too many tax loopholes for the wealthy and corporations and too few for the rest of us, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  American equality depends on you!  Vote.

14.  If you want the internet to continue to be free, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Net neutrality depends on you! Vote.

15.  If you think the current minimum wage is too low and needs to be raised, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Without you there is no middle class! Vote

16.  Did you know that the welfare system is subsidizing Walmart’s payroll costs? You need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Stop corporate welfare!  Vote.

17.  If you think money does not equal free speech, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Democracy in America depends on you! Vote.

18.  If you think African Americans and Hispanics aren’t getting a fair chance economically, educationally in America, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  The eradication of racism in America depends on you!  Vote.

19.  If you think creating jobs is more important than repealing the Affordable Care Act for the 100th time, you need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Our economy depends on you!  Vote.

20. Isn’t it time we did something about man-made climate change?  You need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  The future of Earth depends on you!  Vote

21.  Coal-fired electricity pollutes too much!  You need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Breathing clean air is up to you!  Vote.

22.  Isn’t it important to protect endangered species?  You need to vote this November.  Put Tuesday, November 4th on your calendar and vote.  Doing the right thing is in your hands.  Vote.

Tweet this

1.  If you don’t want Social Security to be privatized, vote November 4. The future of Social Security depends on you! #Vote

2.  If women should get equal pay for equal work, vote November 4.  The future of women’s equality depends on you!  #Vote

3.  If contraceptives should be covered by insurance like Viagra, vote November 4. The future of women’s rights depends on you! #Vote

4.  If Immigration Reform is ever going to happen, vote November 4.  The future of our country as a melting pot depends on you!  #Vote

5.  If universal background checks are necessary in our country, vote November 4.  Freedom from gun violence depends on you!  #Vote

6.  If unemployment insurance and food stamps are a necessary safety net, vote November 4. Getting a fair shake depends on you! #Vote

7.  If you think the rich are not paying their fair share, vote this November 4. Without your vote, there is no middle class! #Vote

8.  If you think income inequality is destroying the fabric of America, vote November 4.  Without you, there is no middle class! #Vote

9.  Republicans are suppressing the vote and hi-jacking our democracy, vote November 4. Freedom to vote depends on you! #Vote

10.  If affordable health care for all is a right, not a privilege, vote November 4.  America’s future depends on you! #Vote

11.  Higher education is for everyone, not just the rich. Vote this November 4. The future of America’s children depends on you! #Vote

12.  Quality public education is key to a secure America, vote November 4.  America as a nation is counting on you!  #Vote

13.  Too many tax loopholes for the wealthy & corporations. Too few for us, vote November 4. American equality depends on you! #Vote

14.  If you want the internet to continue to be free, vote November 4.  Net neutrality depends on you!  #Vote

15.  The current minimum wage is too low and needs to be raised. Vote November 4. Without you there is no middle class. #Vote

16.  Our welfare dollars are subsidizing Walmart’s payroll costs. Vote November 4. Stop corporate welfare.  #Vote

17.  More money does not equal more free speech. Vote November 4.  Democracy in America depends on you. #Vote

18.  African Americans & Hispanics get left out economically, educationally. Vote November 4. Ending racism depends on you.  #Vote

19.  Isn’t creating jobs is more important that repealing the Affordable Care Act. Vote November 4. Our economy depends on you! #Vote

20.  Isn’t it time we did something about climate change?  Vote November 4.  The future of our planet depends on you!  #Vote

21.  Coal-fired electricity pollutes too much!  Vote November 4.  Breathing clean air depends on you!  #Vote

22.  Isn’t it important to protect endangered species?  Vote November 4. Doing the right thing is in your hands. #Vote

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site