Get voters between election years
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Nov 07, 2012 | 1395 views |  0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As Democrats and citizens, we fall short in putting pressure on our lawmakers all the time rather than just during the year of presidential elections.

Every four years, you see people getting fired up, working hard, writing letters and campaigning for the party of their choice. But when the election is over, the fire goes out and everyone returns to their normal activities.

Has anyone considered that the years between the presidential elections are when we should be working the hardest?

Without fanning out and educating people about the importance of voting, letting them see the truth about those who have been elected, we will never get these people to register to vote. And we won’t get them to the polls.

When we wait until the year of a presidential election, we don’t have time to canvass neighborhoods looking for potential voters. We are too busy campaigning for candidates, arranging meetings of known voters and organizing town hall forums.

If the Democrats ever want to gain strength again, they need to start working the day after inauguration and not let up. They need to organize and pull together those who have been ignored by our party. These will be the poorest of poor neighborhoods, mobile home parks and areas that are run down. This is where you will find people who may have never voted and do not know the importance politics play in their lives and the lives of their children.

Most elections are lost because these people are not voting.

Martha Leftwich
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