A REMINDER TO MY AMERICAN COMRADES!!!!!!:
often i'm out on the road at registration time, but this time, i'm in europe. so i can only heckle you via email.
many people don't realize that in most states if you're not registered to vote by Monday, you can't vote in the presidential election in november.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'RE REGISTERED!!!!
then start asking everyone you know if they are registered to vote! before you say hello, ask, "hey, are you registered to vote here in (name of town)? 'cause the deadline is monday, and you have to be registered where you live." (Click here to find out what the deadline is in your state and click here to find out what the procedures are to sign up and vote. If you are a college student and want to find out where your vote counts most, click here.)
for the next couple of days, each of us has to do whatever we can to get people registered. especially people who have recently moved, or students who are at college (students can vote where they go to school). obama's two strongest bases -- young people and african americans -- are traditionally the two groups who have the lowest voter registration and the lowest voter turnout. for obama to win, this must change -- and it has to change today or tomorrow, not next week.
the more enlightened states allow you to register the day you vote.
but in most places the deadline to register is this Monday, October 6th at 5pm.
DO IT TO IT!!!!
(lifted in part from michel moore's mass mailing!)