to the pages, people!

Albert Kaufman

to the pages, people!

I voted!

To my fellow progressives.

It's show time! One way you can help is by writing convincingly why we're putting forward the better platform. Whether it be for a candidate or an issue - we need you now to set your fingers a tapping and spread the word. If you are into door-knocking, fantastic!

If you're a writer - let's move!

And, thanks to those putting out great stuff - like TA Barnhart's recent piece on why not voting is tantamount to treason.

Let's do what we can in any way. The process takes a bit longer here vs. the instantaneous voting day elsewhere - so we need to keep up the energy! Tell us what inspires you to fight?

Thanks!

And onward!

ed. update 10:24 - title change thanks to great feedback from Lani. And a link to http://www.apaonline.org/publications/texts/nonsexist.aspx

"Here is the link to the American Philosophical Association's "Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language."   In philosophy classes, students are required (as are most all students any more) to use gender neutral language.  This is the resource I give them to help them see all the possibilities.   As for stirring language, how about "to the pages, people!"   or "take hold your writing instruments!" or .... "

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    My attempt of a week ago or so. http://albertideation.com/2010/10/08/election2010/

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    For what it's worth: http://trishandharold.blogspot.com/2010/10/dont-lose-your-chance-to-vote-in-this.html

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    This is no time to let off the gas. Remember Gregoire v. Rossi, Franken v. Coleman, and of course Florida in 2000. My friend Dick McQueen says that in each of those races just one vote in 20,000 changing from the loser to the winner would have reversed the outcome. We could have some tight legislative races around Oregon where every vote will count. That's what I expect in my district 52 representative race between our Suzanne VanOrman and Mark Johnson. Also for my District 26 representative race between our Brent Barton and Chuck Thomsen.
    I've made about 250 calls for Suzanne this week. I plan about the same for next week. It's the bottom of the ninth, we've got to deliver.

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    I agree with Cary. I'm trying to do my part - as my mother did before me - to GOTV. I always think about how long it took - and what it took - for many of us to have the right to vote. Remember - originally, and for a long time, it was only white, male, landowners. I also think about what other countries go through to vote. It might be corny but we stand on big shoulders and should never take it for granted and let a minority decide what a majority will have to live with. And, although it felt satisfying to go to the polls, we have it so easy in Oregon. The ballot comes to your mailbox! Remember - in your hands - a pen or pencil is a power tool on election day!

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    thanks for the feedback, everyone. I've also been spending time on the Oregonian's website adding in my thoughts on various measures and candidates. Letters to the Editor reach thousands if not millions of people, and the O is our paper in OR. [email protected] - every effort helps!

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    We're having a Progressive block party to fill in ballots and drink TEA in honor of the crazies we will be thwarting. My god, we even have a Teabag Troika (Kehoe-Gudmann-Williams) running for Lake Oswego City Council. What's next? My elected HOA Board???

    GOTV!!

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    Wherever I go, whether it be the grocery store or the local chat and chew, I end my stay with, "Have you voted?"

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    This was quite a post. http://trishandharold.blogspot.com/2010/10/dont-lose-your-chance-to-vote-in-this.html - well done, and thanks for the link above.

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    Well, until the downpour last night, my car back window had "VOTE: Your right as an American, your responsibility as a Citizen" on it. I'll put it back on as soon as I can.

    I'm canvassing for Cheryl Myers this weekend and next, I'm phonebanking for Myers, Barton and VanOrman this next week, I'm reminding everyone (including candidates who often forget since they are so busy running) to VOTE.

    I plan to do all that I can so I'm not going "gee, if only I had...." on Election Night. GOTV or, as some are calling it, BITV (Bring In The Vote)!

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    ed. update 10:24 - title change thanks to great feedback from Lani. And a link to http://www.apaonline.org/publications/texts/nonsexist.aspx

    "Here is the link to the American Philosophical Association's "Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language." In philosophy classes, students are required (as are most all students any more) to use gender neutral language. This is the resource I give them to help them see all the possibilities. As for stirring language, how about "to the pages, people!" or "take hold your writing instruments!" or .... "

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    Hey Mel, that's great, thanks for all you're doing, it does make a difference!

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