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Sunday, September 19, 2004

More than One Game in Town

I've heard continuously that this is the most important election of our lifetime. You hear this from both Repubs & Dems. This is obviously an incredible mis-statement: Each election is important. Period.

The current election cycle is possibly the most negative political environment we've witnessed. Both parties are feeding off of fear. The Repubs want us to be afraid of terrorists and the Dems want us to be afraid of the Repubs.

That's why I'm glad to mention that the presidential election isn't the only game in town. I held a fundraiser yesterday at my house. Four of Maryland's Green Party candidates attended and we raised over $200! That might not seem like a lot of money when compared to the insane amounts spent on election campaigns (I think a typical House race costs upwards of $2 million). But it will do a great deal towards raising awareness in Maryland of Green Party candidates!

Let's not stop there. Readers of this blog can continue to contribute to this grand effort of electing a Green to the US House or Senate, or to Baltimore City Council. There's so many great candidates, its actually nice to see we have a bevy of choices. I encourage anyone who reads this to continue to contribute either to individual candidates or to the Joint Congressional Campaign.

City candidates can be reached here: http://www.baltimoregreens.org/cands.php;
Congressional candidates can be reached: http://www.mdgreensforcongress.org.

You can also contribute to the Joint Congressional Campaign by mailing a check or money order to:

Maryland Green Party
P.O. Box 2230
Annapolis, MD 21404

Just remember, if you want to contribute to the joint campaign, you need to indicate that in the "Memo" field of your check.

But contributing money isn't enough. I strongly encourage anyone who reads this to VOLUNTEER. There's so much work to do, from canvassing to making phone calls to blogging to interacting with the media. After all, this is a grassroots movement and we can't accomplish anything with PEOPLE!

Our candidates offer voters a REAL choice. We have a politics of the positive: We want to help people grow economically; we want to ensure we live in a clean and healthy environment; we want to insure the 40 million plus people who don't have insurance; we want to reverse the trend of more people slipping into poverty!

Volunteer, donate, get involved! This is YOUR democracy, not theirs.

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