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Forum Post: Must ! Get Out the Vote for OWS & the 99% to succeed......

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 22, 2011, 6:17 p.m. EST by BearDickinson (125) from Ewing, VA
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VOTE ! Encourage people to vote or register to vote and be informed - democracy is NOT a spectator sport. the power of I Am the 99 % will never be a realized unless we GET OUT THE VOTE ! "Furthermore, there are enormous disparities that exist in America across income levels in all forms of participation, particularly voting. A study on these disparities found that 86% of people with incomes above $75,000 claim to have voted in presidential elections as compared with only 52% of people with incomes under $15,000. As a result of the participation disparity across demographic lines, politicians are more responsive to the opinions of high-income constituents. A study of roll call votes under the 107th and 108th Congresses reported that legislators were three times more responsive to high-income constituents than middle-income constituents and were the least responsive to the needs of low-income constituents." http://www.fairvote.org/voter-turnout And with new voter restrictions/requirements excluding even more voters, We have a tough hill to climb......

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[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8708) 10 years ago

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes! Don't be decieved people, this is one of the best tools this movement has! VOTE! We can take back Congress and then put a lot of pressure on Obama to pass our aganda. If the Repubs. win, forget it.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 10 years ago

Agreed. Because of the things I've learned on this site over the last two and a half months I've registered to vote for the first time in more years than I care to admit.

[-] 1 points by BearDickinson (125) from Ewing, VA 10 years ago

awesome ! peace, hope and love to you !

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 10 years ago

Thank you! And I wish the same to you.

[-] 2 points by jaktober (286) from Sonoma, CA 10 years ago

Yes! Vote.

[-] -1 points by MASTERdBATER2 (56) 10 years ago

I am currently organizing to do the exact opposite. Thanks for the suggestion though. ; )