Sunday, July 27, 2008

100 days to change the world


100 days from now depending on where you live you'll probably either be working franticly to get people to the polls or watching results trickle in.

Election Day 2008 is 100 days from today.

End the War Day 2008 is 100 days from today.

Universal Health Care Day 2008 is 100 days from today.

Solve the Climate Crisis Day 2008 is 100 days from today.

We've got 100 days left to make a impact on what might be the most important election yet.

The stakes are too high to stay on the sidelines.

So what can you do to make a difference in this critical election and elect Barack Obama? Lots! Here's a few.

One of the quickest ways to help is by donating via the netroots fundraising drive, the Obamathon!

Obama needs the money to keep his machinery of hope running. For the first time in history we have a presidential candidate running a truly grassroots campaign based on the 50 state strategy. And that's not cheap. Every penny makes a difference. This election will be close. Kerry spent $5.52 for every vote he received. Donate $5.52 and put one more vote in the Obama total. If you want to make a difference, donate.

Vote for Change:
For Obama to win we need to register millions of new voters, change the electorate, and get them to the polls. That's why the Obama campaign launched Vote for Change, a national voter registration and mobilization drive. Vote for Change might just be the most important initiative the campaign has launched. It helps democracy, it helps Obama, it helps downballot progressives and it keeps out elected officials accountable. The Obama campaign and kath25 have put together great guides on how to register voters and how to run a Vote for Change event.

In 2008 it's time to explode the vote.

All Politics is Local:
As Tip O'Neil famously said, all politics is local. It's very important to get involved locally and get networked to your community. There are two great ways of doing this.

First is finding your local office. To find your local office go to, move your cursor over the states button and select your state. Since I live in Minnesota I clicked on Minnesota then on the right hand side there should be a "Find your local office" link. In Minnesota these are the offices

Minnesota Headquarters
777 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114

302 Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

220 E. Main Street, Suite 1
Mankato, MN 56001

514 Hennepin Avenue E
Minneapolis, MN 55403

817 Center Avenue
Moorhead, MN 56560

102 3rd Street E.
Northfield, MN 55057

Saint Cloud
904 W. Saint Germain Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301

15700 Wayzata Boulevard
Wayzata, MN 55391

Find your office and call them or go visit them, there will be lots of friendly people who will help you find something to do.

Second you can get networked locally by joining, clicking on the "Groups" button that's found on the right and typing in your zip code to find groups in your state. You'll be surprised at how many active and committed people there are in your area!

Get local!

Phonebanking is another easy way to help elect Barack Obama. You can do it anywhere and make a real impact in key states. Get calling! Not comfortable with phonebanking yet? The Obama campaign and Elise have fantastic guides to get you started.

Ba(Rock) The Phones!

Netroots Networking:
The most important thing is getting networked locally and taking action locally but we in the netroots also need to get networked so we can be effective. There is a very simple way to do that, join the Netroots for Obama google group. It will only take a minute and then you will be connected with hundreds of other people from around the country. It's quick, easy and important.

Join Netroots for Obama.


There you go. Five things you can do to make a difference. We've only got 100 days left and there is no time to waste.

100 days for a sane foreign policy.

100 days for a better economy of shared prosperity.

100 days for a real commitment to education.

100 days for equal rights for all Americans.

100 days for a clean environment and clean energy.

100 days for a ethical government.

100 days for smart fiscal policy.

100 days for a real healthcare reform.

100 days for a humane immigration reform.

100 days for a real security.

100 days to end the war.

100 days to end poverty.

100 days for our veterans.

100 days left to change the world.

The future will not belong to those who stand on the sidelines - Paul Wellstone



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