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

Posted 2 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 (9780) 2 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 (6287) from St Louis, MO 2 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 2 years ago

awesome ! peace, hope and love to you !

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Thank you! And I wish the same to you.

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

Yes! Vote.

[-] -1 points by MASTERdBATER2 (56) 2 years ago

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