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"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves." Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Someone’s Knockin’ at the Door, Somebody’s Ringin’ the Bell

Do me a favor…

Actually, do the United States and the World a favor: canvass, doorbell, pound the pavement, get out the vote.

We are facing the most important election in America’s history and it is up to us to make sure that the Dems take control of the Congress. We have to be the voice for the people, we cannot count on the traditional media – they are in bed with the Whitehouse and their affair continues to spread disease all over this Country and the world.

Thom Hartmann succinctly lays out the threat that we face, and it is not external terror. We are facing a new Fascism, an American Fascism, a Fascism that we were warned about in the last century.

If you have not yet watched Olbermann’s most eloquent speech from Wednesday it is a must see. I am grateful that there is a single media person who remembers that because they use the public airways, they have a duty to be of service to the public.

We know the threat – the solution is to make certain that we have a Democratic Congress elected in November so that we can have some accountability in Washington DC. This will not be easy. We have to get enough votes to counter the number of votes that the Repukes will steal.

This is important; they have stolen the last three elections. We absolutely must make sure that there is a large enough turnout that any inconsistencies will be easily fought. (Side note: in CA 50th CA no longer has jurisdiction to fight the outcome of the election. Because Dennie Hastert swore in Bilbray, before the official vote count and before the election was verified jurisdiction in this matter is now in the US House of Reps. This is an outrage. It was a premature swearing in of Bilbray. What this means is that the House of Reps can avoid any count of any election by just swearing in the candidate prematurely. Do we really want Dennie Hastert to decide who our Reps will be?!)

Back to the topic…we must make certain that we get people to the polls. We can only do this by going door to door and talking to people. The Dems have all of the issues. We are on the side of the people. We just need to make certain that they will show up on November 8th.

You can locate canvassing events here. If you cannot find one, you can volunteer to host one.

In addition, I recommend finding your local Democratic Party (Google your County Democratic Party or your State Legislative District Dems.)

Take for example the 47th Legislative District. It has the links to every candidate’s site that the 47th District Dems need to be supporting. Each of their websites have an Events page, or a volunteer page - the events include meeting for canvassing. I know that there are events every Saturday, from now until Election Day. There are also, in some instances, daily canvassing events.

Get out and walk, get out and talk. It is up to us to take our Country back and to save the world from the disaster that is the neo-con agenda.


  • At 12:53 PM, September 03, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

    I believe that we can do this. I believe that we can take our Country back. If each of us doorbells and recruits one more person to doorbell and they recruit one more person - we can do this.

    We can drive people to the polls on November 8th. We can volunteer to watch the polls to make certain that people are not disenfranchised.

    We can do this.

  • At 3:25 PM, September 03, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

  • At 4:45 PM, September 03, 2006, Anonymous Seven of Six said…

    Anjha, I hope that we can use CO as an example of what happens when repukes re-district. The people of CO, stood up and voted enough is enough! Threw the repukes out and turned a complete state congress blue! I bet the governor goes Dem also, meaning a clean sweep in 4 years! Sweet music to my ears!
    I only wish it were so simple for the nation. Especially CA, where they took gerrymandering to an art form!

  • At 12:48 PM, September 04, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

    SOS, when was the election?

  • At 5:51 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous euzoius said…

    I'll be working away in my neck of the woods, too.

    signed some petitions and sent some emails through your site---good collection of worthwhile stuff, IMO

  • At 7:04 PM, September 08, 2006, Blogger Anjha said…

    Euzious - damn, sorry I missed your post.


    Thanks for keeping up the good fight.


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