RE: Happy Halloween - The November 7th Election
Remember kids, Ralph Nader is a millionaire and has not issued a financial
disclosure form ( he isn't eligible for matching funds anyway. However, why
throw away your vote on someone who has no chance of serving.
Now if Ralph decided to run for congress or senate in a state I'd take out
my checkbook, maybe use vacation time to work on his campaign. However, this
presidential campaign is quixotic and could have the effect of giving us
The NY Post, the far-right-wing Rupert Murdoch newspaper in NYC has been
doing full page op-ed pieces of Ralph Nader "for Balance." Honestly, it's to
get voters who would never vote for Bush and are currently dissafected with
Gore & the Democratic party to "waste" their votes on Nader.
Did you know that Republican soft money is being funnelled as we speak into
support for Ralph Nader media buys? It's being done indirectly, but it's
Again, while you're planting those tulips this weekend, be sure to go out
and work for the candidates you believe in, and be sure to vote.
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> Hi, Folks!
> While I really like the "trading" votes thing so that the Green Party gets
> its 5% and we can have some REAL change with a 3rd party in the US, I
> the most important thing is to get everyone we know to actually get out
> there and vote (but not for Bush! ;-)).
> The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that most of the "undecided" will
> probably sit this election out and that the election will probably be won
> the lowest voter turnout in history. This is the worst possible scenerio,
> because if the major parties have managed to disgust everyone else, they
> will ONLY have to play to their "hard-core" members and not have to
> the rest of us.
> It only takes a few minutes to vote (the turnout is usually that low, at
> least around here!) -- get folks you know to actually DO it, even if you
> have to walk down to the polls with them! Get them to vote for Gore,
> or another 3rd party candidate (I know several folks voting for the
> Libertarian Party), but get them to PARTICIPATE!
> If the "undecided" sit the election out, then no one has to consider their
> views -- take the 20 minutes to participate and SHAKE THE SYSTEM UP!
> I'm still voting for Ralph as PA doesn't seem to be that much in play. . .
> Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
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