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HE’s Voted: Now, What Are YOUR Plans to Help Get Out the Vote?

HE’s Voted: Now, What Are YOUR Plans to Help Get Out the Vote?

On Thursday President Obama became the first president ever to vote before Election Day.  That example should encourage voters.

Do you have plans to volunteer to drive, phone or otherwise get people out to vote?  Are you bringing friends or neighbors with you to the polls?  Volunteering as a poll watcher or voting rights emergency attorney?  Share your plans here to give other Care2 members some ideas of what’s possible.

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8:53AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

FIRE Grover!!!!!! He is destroying your party!!!!!

2:34PM PST on Nov 5, 2012

I'm happy to say that I'll be voting for President Obama tomorrow. In February, Grover Norquist spoke before the CPAC and said the following:

"All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate. [...]

Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared."

In response, David Frum, reporter for the Daily Klos, said: "David Frum notes that Grover Norquist's CPAC speech was "charmingly blunt." Norquist would be begrudgingly satisfied with Mitt Romney as president; he would also accept a monkey, a plate of lasagna or a potted plant. The base may be making noise and trying to come to grips with a selection of candidates hardly suitable for running a school board, much less leadership of the entire nation, but to conservative powerbrokers like Norquist it just doesn't matter that much."

9:36AM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

voted. will be working front desk at local democratic office, and clerking on election day. stuffed door hanger materials

1:32PM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Disabled but i did vote by absentee ballot

6:52AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

I wish and hope that the American public will vote as the majority on this site are. But if we are to believe the polls , it looks like the 99% are poised to give the 1% more power over us. As I've watched these so called polls it seems the Republicans are making all the gains. I don't understand why. I do not understand how people can change their minds constantly , when the differences between the two parties are so great. I just cannot understand anyone switching back and forth. Don't they have any convictions? How can people who believe and support Social Security , Medicare , minimum wage , Equal rights for all people ,the right to join unions , that corporations are not people and many other programs that benefit the majority of Americans , switch and vote for people who are opposed to all of those things ? and will only work for the wealthy and big corporations . Don't people believe the Republicans when they tell them what they plan to do?
You can bet that if elected they will go to work with vengeance to enact all their plans. They won't drag their feet getting started like the president did when elected.
If they win , and get another Supreme court justice , almost every gain made in the last 80 years will be gone , and we will be unable to get them back. They will make the rules as to who can vote , and who can't .

5:54AM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Maurice --

Every now and again, the other side likes to claim President Obama doesn't have a record to run on. They're wrong. Here's a taste of why:

(Just a couple of) the Obama Administration's accomplishments:

1. The first bill President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help women fight back when they don't get equal pay for equal work.

2. His Recovery Act supported millions of jobs and helped to stave off a second Great Depression.

3. He pushed for and won middle-class tax cuts that benefitted every American worker, and saved the typical family $3,600 in taxes over the last four years.

4. President Obama rescued the auto industry, and now GM and Chrysler are healthier than they've ever been. The American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs since June 2009 -- and they most likely wouldn't exist right now without President Obama's leadership.

5. He doubled funding for Pell Grants, helping to make college more affordable for nearly 10 million families.

6. His student loan reform ended billions in subsidies to banks serving as middlemen and reinvested those savings directly into students.

7. The President established the American Opportunity Tax Credit, worth up to $10,000 over four years of college.

8. His Race to the Top Initiative helped spur nearly every state to raise academic standards.

9. His tax cuts, social-welfare programs, and economic policies lifted nearly 7 million Americans ab

11:41AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

I voted for Obama in 2008 and he will get my vote on election day in NYC in 2012!!!!! Go Obama 2012!!!!!

9:07AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

I have already voted for: No capitalism; No corporate campaign money; No climate silence; No bailouts for the wealthy by passing austerity cuts onto the poor. I voted for Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party. This is the first time I have ever not voted Dem. If the Dems ever move left from the center right position they hold at present, then I will return to the party. Otherwise, I prefer to vote for what I believe, not merely the same old shell game of the duopoly.

8:42AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

I voted early o did most folks I know - which is really a convenience - this should of started years ago!

7:13AM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

I've already voted though here in Indiana, and were it possible to vote against Tea Party senatorial candidate twice, I would. The man is ridiculous, mostly arrogance and ego, with no discernible intelligence. As to Romney, he is a reiteration of Bush II, with as tenuous a connection to the truth. I would add that trickle-down economics does not work, has, in point of fact never worked and thirty years of intermittent recession is entirely too long to waste. Indeed, we can trace most of the elements of the economic meltdown to the deregulation hat occurred from 1980 forward.

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