This really only applies to activists in Kansas right now, but the Democratic Party has a great new tool that will be going nationwide at some point. Here is the text that is in the email if you use the “Invite a friend” option.

I’ve decided to help Democrats win in 2008 by contacting 25 voters in my neighborhood this year.  As a Neighborhood Volunteer, I’ve signed on to be part of a massive nationwide mobilization of volunteers to elect Democrats at all levels of government.  Democratic candidates need people like us to reach out to our friends, family and neighbors to talk about their plans for the economy, health care and our foreign policy.
 
This election is so important.  I urge you to join me, and the Democratic team, by signing up to be a Neighborhood Volunteer in your neighborhood:

http://www.democrats.org/votercontact

The Neighborhood Volunteer website gives us everything we need to conduct voter contact: lists of voters in our neighborhoods, flyers to pass out and information about what is happening in the 2008 campaign. 
 
The website is easy enough to use that you can get started in your neighborhood TODAY.  Most importantly, the program is extremely convenient.  You can talk to your neighbors whenever you have the time.  Will you join me to bring change to our community and our country?

Thanks!

When you sign up, the system creates a walk list of voters in your neighborhood with a brief questionnaire and a map that shows you where the houses are. Talk is good, but it’s also pretty cheap. If you want to change things, if you want to get the power out of the hands of the corporations that have stolen it and back into the hands of We the people like it’s supposed to be, this is a good start. I know I was surprised at how many democrats are living in my neighborhood. We can talk the talk, let’s walk the walk.

Bread, peace, and freedom!

Update: I have only contacted 5 of the 25 that I got to start and I’m already in first place for voter contact in our district. Let’s get off our asses people!

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We will be welcoming Jaqueline Bujanda to Great Bend again to help with an activism training session. This will take place in the basement of the Great Bend Public Library on March 15th at 2:00 PM. The library is located at 1409 Williams. I can’t get the map to imbed properly so just click the link for a map and directions.

This is another great opportunity to get active in your community. RSVP to Jacqueline if you are going to be there or just leave your contact info in the comments on this post. I look forward to taking back our country, will you join me? Bread, peace, and freedom!

Activism Training Meeting

February 14, 2008

The last meeting was cancelled due to some scheduling conflicts, but there has been another scheduled for this weekend. On February the 16th at 2 pm. Jaqueline Bujanda will be there this time. The meeting will be at Great Bend Public Library. It will be in the meeting room in the basement, so check in at the circulation desk and they will point you in the right direction. Please RSVP in the Comments if you will be attending.

 I recieved an email from a person here in GB who is looking to create a more productive and vibrant Democratic Party. Sounds like a good goal. It’s time to create a party that stands up to the corporatists on behalf of the American People. Ralph Nader likes to say that there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the 2 parties. He’s right, but this is an American problem that was created by Americans. The corporatists bought their way into the government, and we did nothing to stop it. They told us that poison was food and we ate it. Only Americans, you and me, can fix this problem. It’s time to stand up and let them know we aren’t taking it anymore. Let’s get active! Come to the meeting if you are close enough or find a meeting close to you. Learn how to get your neighbors, family and friends to join you in this fight for the soul of our country!

Meeting on Saturday!!!

February 6, 2008

There is a meeting in Lyons, KS at the Lyons State Bank Community Room at 101 E Main St starting at 6:00 PM.

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The speaker at this meeting will be Jacqueline Bujanda who has been working in the “Big Red One” here in Kansas trying to turn it blue. This will be to help organize community leaders. There is no RSVP necessary that I know of, just show up at 6 pm if you want to help organize your community into a force that fights for justice for the underdogs. Bring something to munch.