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October 27, 2004


Your Election Pep Talk for the Day

There's been a lot of noise this year about youth activism, but the kids aren't the only people working hard. I'd like to take a moment to thank some of the, shall we say, more "experienced" voters donating their energy to this campaign:

  • My dad and stepmother, who have been calling, canvassing, and hosting out-of-state volunteers in their home.
  • Another Emily, a lawyer who has volunteered to monitor polls in Florida.
  • Another Emily’s dad and his friend Lenny, both retired public school teachers who are coming to Pennsylvania with me next Tuesday.
  • Mark’s dad, a retired lawyer who is another Florida poll monitor. Mark’s mom is going with him to drive voters to the polls. (Incidentally, Mark's mom ran the New York City marathon for the first time when she was 67.)

So what are you waiting for? With the election less than a week away, you can still join a bus trip or make phone calls. Hell, you can even be a poll worker on Election Day! The best way to ensure every vote is counted is by providing adequately staffed polling places -– and there’s a severe shortage of workers this year. Call the Election Assistance Commission and volunteer.

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posted by Emily at 1:22 PM | #

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