are you politically involved?

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    Apr 24, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    Question: Are you politically involved? If so...........

    1) What kind of issues do you get involved with?
    gay/human rights?
    environment/global warming?
    taxes?
    education?
    general elections?

    2) How active do you become?
    vote?
    contribute money?
    campaign for someone you support?
    write letters or make phone calls?
    attend demonstrations?
    run for office?
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    Apr 24, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    In your category 1 it's mostly gay/human rights, and HIV/AIDS issues.

    In category 2, it's been all of the above, plus holding fundraising receptions for political candidates we support, appearing in TV & radio spots on their behalf, displaying campaign signs, and even helping to take voters to the polls.
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    Apr 24, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    1) gay/human rights

    2) all the above (i even ran for office once too!)
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    Apr 24, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    dancerjack said1) gay/human rights

    2) all the above (i even ran for office once too!)


    Cool......did you win? icon_question.gif
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    Apr 24, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
    1. All of the above.

    2. What do I do :
    a. in order to keep informed , I become a blog freak. Several good political blogs that are well written out there.

    b. I have donated /volunteered my time to do door to door voter registration drives.

    c. I donate money to political causes that I feel strongly about like education, human rights, education, accessiblity , health issues.




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    Apr 24, 2009 7:12 PM GMT
    1) What kind of issues do you get involved with?
    Gay rights, human rights, international community issues.

    2) How active do you become?
    All of the ones you mentioned and I blog. I did not win the one time I ran for office, but I was beat out by 50 votes by a very cool friend of mine for a city council seat many years ago.
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    Apr 24, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    1) On campaign issues I have worked for
    Marriage equality
    Living Wage
    Environmental issues

    On political campaigns I have worked for progressive dems

    2) All of the above. I have organized fundraisers, operated phone banks, designed mailers, run canvasses, and I ran for office for the first time last summer (I tied for first, which meant I lost due to the nature of the race).
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    Apr 24, 2009 9:18 PM GMT
    Not really

    local and general elections
    Vote

    That's about it
  • metta

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    Apr 24, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    1) What kind of issues do you get involved with?


    Primarily gay rights, environmental, universal health care, education, development, and social issues (including closing a local gun club).

    2) How active do you become?
    vote?

    I vote. I contribute money. I disuss with friends. I discuss on the internet. I frequently write letters to politicians. I have had meetings with politicians. I have been at rally's for prop 8. I put up signs and have given my neighbors signs and bumper stickers that I bought. When my best friend was around, I helped with writing speeches for city council meetings.

    Right now, I'm helping on working on redistricting the school district of where I live as well as help support equality and universal health care.

    I have a business to run and a household on my own. I do what ever I can.
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    Apr 24, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    OutdoorMutt saidQuestion: Are you politically involved? If so...........

    1) What kind of issues do you get involved with?
    gay/human rights? Yes
    environment/global warming? Occasionally
    taxes? Yes
    education? Occasionally
    general elections? Yes

    2) How active do you become?
    vote? Yes
    contribute money? Yes
    campaign for someone you support? Occasionally
    write letters or make phone calls? Letters to the editor or Congress, but not by phone
    attend demonstrations? Rarely, but yes
    run for office? No
  • DCEric

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    Apr 24, 2009 10:59 PM GMT
    1)
    World hunger/water availability
    Environmental
    Equality in speech
    Urban Blight

    2)
    My work/community service organization I belong to
    Manual cleaning (usually through the same organization)
    Agressively correcting people when they describing things/people as "retarded", "disabled person", "being gay", "darkie" and a slew of other ones, I will not type here.
    Revitalizing houses

    (Note the lack of marriage equality. Despite my personal stake, and as many people on here know, immigration issues, I see the above as more important)
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    Apr 24, 2009 11:22 PM GMT
    1) Human rights
    Free healthcare
    Free education
    Children
    Senior citizens rights and respect
    Taxes

    2) Voting
    Contributing money
    Volunteer work
  • Webster666

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    Apr 24, 2009 11:52 PM GMT
    I have voted in every single primary, special, and general election from the time I was first old enough to vote. I feel that it's my duty to do my little part in deciding who should be in charge of our government. I will never understand why some people don't vote.

    Last year was the first time that I ever sent money to a presidential candidate. I knew that it was imperative that Obama be elected.

    I occasionally sign on-line petitions for different causes.

    I occasionally email the White House and my congressional representatives when I feel like bitching about something, or adding my two cents about an issue.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 25, 2009 10:30 AM GMT
    I feel that it is every citizen's obligation to search out and become familiar with every controversy and question that comes around in politics and in world events
    Write editorials, speak your mind

    and VOTE!
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    Apr 25, 2009 2:33 PM GMT
    Question: Are you politically involved? If so...........

    1) What kind of issues do you get involved with?
    gay/human rights? Yes
    environment/global warming? Not really
    taxes?More broadly economic justice issues
    education?No
    general elections?I vote and donate to candidates I believe in

    2) How active do you become?
    vote? Yes
    contribute money? Yes
    campaign for someone you support? I find the American election system to be highly problematic, so it makes campaigning for someone distasteful
    write letters or make phone calls?Sometimes
    attend demonstrations? Yes
    run for office? I would be assassinated to early to make it worth it.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 25, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    I just make it a point to vote in both the democratic primaries and the general election in November. I don't have the money to spare to give to political campaigns or other campaigns such as HRC. I tend to vote against most incumbent politicians here in Buffalo because it is more of the same with most of them. We have a mayoral election in Buffalo this year and I am not supporting our disappointing incumbent mayor because he has become a fascist control freak. He also does not have a transparent administration and there has been a lot of nepotism.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 25, 2009 3:08 PM GMT
    I am politically involved as a democrat.... Have served as a treasurer and 2 other positions for candidates in local elections here in Kansas. I have given money, made phone calls, asked for donations, encouraged others to vote.

    Have been involved and supported local and state candidates enough to participate in walking, handouts, forums and candidate election night
    parties (lol)...

    I have also been involved in local community issues. I serve on my neighborhood board and in a growing, suburban area, it is important to be involved and represent neighbors' concerns and voice my own.

    Also have raised money for AIDS research (in not so much a political manner, more of a fundraising effort).

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    Apr 25, 2009 4:07 PM GMT
    I'm politically involved with social and environmental issues. Issues of environmental abuse are my passion. Proud to say I am a liberal New Deal style Democrat
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    Apr 25, 2009 4:38 PM GMT
    None of it...its all BSicon_eek.gif