Conyers asks you to get involved

Rep. John Conyers wrote a great call to action in response to Paul Krugman's recent Times column, asking people rekindle the flames of last year and get involved in the 2006 election season as soon as possible:


"I want you to start today (the election is just a little more than 14 months away) because they [the conservatives] are. Start organizing in your neighborhood and precinct. ... Talk to your relatives and friends about how much is at stake in 2006. Support progressive and alternative media that help get our message out by spreading the word about your favorite progressive talk radio hosts and stations, and the blogs you read. Support the candidates of your choice by signing up to be a volunteer for their campaigns, ... or by making a financial contribution. Write letters to the editor about the lack of accountability in our government for the bad decisions made by this Congress and this Administration.

In sum, I have a small request: do everything for the 2006 election that you did last year in a close Presidential election marred by malfeasance and fraud, and then do more. It is never too soon to start."

I'll add to that -- because, as we discuss in Start Making Sense, "a little more and a little better" aren't going to win any elections. Get involved, yes, but know your vision. Communicate your values. Demand progressive candidates. Don't just focus on issues. Promote the positive. (via Ray Beckerman)

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