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Impact 2010: 10 Ways to Activate Your Citizenship on Election Day

What are your plans for Election Day? Let’s not reach for the bubbly before we know we’ve done everything possible to activate our citizenship and make an impact on our government.  Every vote counts—every voter, and every Congressman and Senator. Here are 10 ways you can maximize your participation in...

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Impact 2010 Tip 10: Hand Out Literature

It’s the last day before the election!  We have one more Get Out The Vote activity for you to maximize your impact before Election Day. The concept is simple: hand out literature to educate voters at a location where many people are passing by. The best location will depend on...

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Impact 2010 Tip 9: Pray for Our Nation

The Judeo-Christian faith sets aside the Sabbath as a day in which we take a break from the business of our lives—pause from our activism—and take time to seek God’s guidance and assistance. Some may believe God does not belong in this new grassroots movement, but we believe He does....

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Impact 2010 Tip 8: Plan a Get-Out-the-Vote Corner Rally

You’ve been doing tough work over the last several days—or maybe several weeks or months—making phone calls, knocking on doors, emailing friends.  So it’s about time for a fun activism tip! Have you made some signs for townhalls or marches in the past two years?  Time to pull out your...

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Impact 2010 Tip 7: Contact your friends, near or far

You have influence.  You have the most influence—by far—with your own friends and family. Whose emails do you open first?  Whose phone calls do you take?  Whose opinions do you listen to most carefully?  Turn that around and realize you can accomplish more with your own address book than any...

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Impact 2010 Tip 6: Make GOTV phone calls

Participating in a phone bank is another great way to help Get Out The Vote – using prepared lists of phone numbers and a call script, volunteers call potential voters one by one to tell them a little bit about their preferred candidate and ask for their vote.  But unlike...

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Impact 2010 Tip 4: Donate to key candidates around the country

Though a David can slay a Goliath with 5 small stones worth of campaign funds, no candidate can succeed without spending some money to communicate with voters by radio, TV, and mail. Challengers with a commitment to limited government, especially if they are ordinary people without much personal wealth, have...

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Impact 2010 Tip 3: Plan a Neighborhood “Ballot Party”

I’ll be the first to admit: I have the hardest time talking politics with my neighbors.  I’ve knocked on hundreds and hundreds of doors in my town, but not the doors of the moms and dads I see on the neighborhood playground. How can you make it easier to broach...

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Impact 2010 Tip 2: Visit a Local Campaign Office

Have you visited the campaign office of your favorite local candidate yet?  If not, there are lots of reasons to look up the address on the candidate’s website and drop in today. You can get all the stuff you need for citizen activism: yard signs, bumper stickers, and literature to...

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Impact 2010 Tip 1: Learn how to do GOTV walks

What is “GOTV”?  It stands for “Get Out The Vote.”  It’s connecting with registered voters in your neighborhood to urge them to vote on November 2 (or earlier, if your state has early voting). One critical Get Out The Vote activity is knocking on doors, also known as “GOTV walks”...

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