Trying to get citizens engaged in our democracy

Originally posted by No Impact Man.

Since the professional politicians aren’t being professional, it’s time for citizens to occupy politics.
You may know that I’m running for Congress. In addition to the limited, old-fashioned goal of running a campaign merely to get elected, our campaign has three main non-electoral goals:
1. Bringing the conversation about the true nature of our planetary and economic crises into politics and disenfranchised communities.
2. Massive citizen engagement.
3. Modeling to the entire world community citizen occupation of politics (you should run, too!).
For these reasons, as part of the campaign, we are today launching a massive voter registration drive with the goal of getting 5,000 more people to vote in the coming Congressional election in our district no matter which party they might vote for (only 114,000 voted last time).
The first event in the drive will take place from 1PM to 5PM in four locations in Brooklyn. If you happen to live in Brooklyn, we need lots of volunteers. Please sign up here: http://bit.ly/JoT49A.
You can read more about the voter registration drive here.
Meanwhile, since the professional politicians aren’t being professional, it’s time for citizens to occupy politics. There are many elections taking place in the United States between now and November. What are you going to run for?
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