Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Putting my money where my mouth is..

well, in a matter of speaking. This morning, I got called by Chris from the (newly) local Austin office of Moveon.org to ask me if I was willing to participate in taking back Congress. So, I decided, inspite of my limited time, that I would. I will start on Saturday. I have also been helping out Independent Texans (of which I am a member) with their blog and will try to do more on-hands activities like covering certain events and then post about it. It's really not that much, but I feel that, with a little more time to myself (daughter dearest is in school every morning till noon), that I can start pursuing my passion. A passion I love and hate, and from which I need to take distance from because it just 'gets to me'. Politics. These are very important times politically, and if I can do a little bit to nudge things in a more save, and reasonable direction, I'll be happy.
If you're in Austin, check out the events coming up here this weekend on the indy texan blog.

7 Comments:

Blogger betmo said...

good for you!! check out this site too- maybe you can cross post some stuff:

www.thepeacetrain.org

bunch of us bloggers networking and stuff- maybe moveon.org would be interested as well.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Thanks Betmo. I can check out the peace train. It sounds like the volunteer work I'd be required to do for Moveon.org would be to call other Moveon members to recruit them to call people to come out and vote. I'll write about it for sure. Thanks again for the link, I'll check it out,
Ingrid

9:51 PM  
Blogger Kel said...

Good for you, Ingrid. If there is a moveon.org office in London I'd be happy to help out!

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Yohay Elam said...

Congrats!

Doing political activity makes me feel better about myself.

About moveon, I hope that they succeed. A similar telephone campaign was made by "my" Israeli labor party, but it didn't have great success. It was the first time that such a thing was done in Israel. I guess that receiving a telemarketing call from an anonymous person is considered as spam.

Are you assigned to call known supporters, or just any registered voter?

5:27 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Thanks for the well wishes Kel. Yohay, I am supposed to call moveon members . People here do are used to calls from political parties and specific campaigns so it is probably not something that they were used to in Israel as you mentioned. They can probably either try again and that way people might get used to it, or stick with the old 'tried and true'.. you're back from holidays already? (you better not be sneaking of to a computer whilst on vacation!)
Ingrid

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Yohay Elam said...

Hi, I'm back from the vacation. I wrote the comment only after returning. I avoided entering cybercafes.
How is moveon going?

11:58 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Hi Yohay,
this morning I went out to volunteer at the moveon local chapter and it was quite neat actually. Blogging is a solitary pursuit where you can connect with people who totally or partially think alike with you but it is nice to physically get together to work towards a common goal. I'll be going out this week a few more times to continue calling other moveon members to help out as phone volunteers to get out the vote. Supposedly, it will amount to about 10,000 votes that can make the difference.. and also, a lot of voters (apparently) vote during a presidential election and do not bother coming out during the midterm election which this one is..
Ingrid

3:12 PM  

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