Call Ten People

TENIf you read local political blogs like this, you’re probably passionate and informed about what goes on in your community. Since a lot of people will be marking their sample ballot or mail-in ballot this weekend, there’s something simple you can do to make a difference.

Pick one or two contests you especially care about. Then call ten people you know who aren’t too political, and ask if you can share your opinion about a couple of issues on the November 2 ballot. If they say no, don’t push it. Just call someone else.

If you’re a Democrat calling a Republican or vice-versa, talk about a non-partisan race — school board or city council or one of the ballot measures.

This is an easy way to get 10 or 20 votes in a contest you care about, and on a local level those 20 votes could actually tip the balance.

  3 comments for “Call Ten People

  1. DFCC
    October 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Great post Bill. Wish more bloggers and voting residents could see the light and vote for the best person for your community and leave the party line in the outhouse where it belongs.

  2. interested bystander
    October 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Bill,
    You can engage in wishful thinking all you want to, but the fact remains that this year’s political trends as well as the demographics in certain congressional/assembly district will ensure a loss for an incumbent and a few hopefuls this year.

  3. Howard be my name
    October 24, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Uh, bystander, did you even read the post? Bill wasn’t talking about incumbents or even Democrats. He said “one or two contests you especially care about.” That could be a proposition, a local measure, a water board, or anything else.

    It only takes a minute to read before you post. I recommend it highly.

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