Driving Votes: Ralph's Blog
Deny him his legacy - May 17, 2004
I was at Happy Hour on Friday with some friends after work. We were unwinding from a stressful week. We were trying to keep the conversation light and cheery when someone brought up George W. We all moaned and asked him not to ruin the weekend's beautiful beginning with that subject.
// posted by ralph at 04:11 PM
Politician job-security - April 29, 2004
When I started this effort I expected to run into racist and classist regulations surrounding voter registration. I was aware of the history of local election laws making it difficult for certain groups to fully participate in this democracy.
// posted by ralph at 10:17 AM
I love Shirley - April 25, 2004
I went to a friend's birthday party today. He lives in Wallingford in a beautiful house he shares with a very special woman named Shirley. She stepped into her yard today from some errand and found the party had begun. There were almost 20 people in her yard.
We exchanged hellos and then, over seared ahi tuna with wasabi dip, she told me what she had done today. She's a busy, charming lady. One of the items in her list caught my attention but I didn't want to interupt her. When she finished reciting her accomplishments she leaned in close to me and said "I love MoveOn."
I knew immediately I was talking to my kind of woman. We chatted about Bush - his good side (motivates our fellow thinkers) and his bad side (his entire administration and way of doing business). We reminisced about the Supreme Court and the importance of the next election on our legal rights for the next 50 years.
The item in Shirley's list that caught my attention? She woke up early this morning to bake 5 dozen rolls and 2 cakes for a MoveOn bake sale. My fellow DVers went riding around the city last weekend spreading the word about DV and offering support to the bake sales. This weekend they are in Portland testing our state packet. (I'll skip the PR message that talks about how much work we are putting into making it easy for anyone to register voters in a swing
"What are you doing?"
// posted by ralph at 04:14 AM
Plan a trip to register swing voters in swing states.