Anyone doing political work?

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Anyone doing political work?

Postby manolo » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:41 pm

Folks,

With an election coming up in the UK I've decided to get off my 'butt' and do something. This is a cash donation each month to a political party and I've also agreed to volunteer some time in the run up to election day.

It feels good to be doing something practical and wonder if anyone else is doing similar things, here or anywhere? How is it for you?

Alex.
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Re: Anyone doing political work?

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:52 am

manolo wrote:Folks,

With an election coming up in the UK I've decided to get off my 'butt' and do something. This is a cash donation each month to a political party and I've also agreed to volunteer some time in the run up to election day.

It feels good to be doing something practical and wonder if anyone else is doing similar things, here or anywhere? How is it for you?

Alex.

I sometimes support a local councilman or judge. Never anything more than a state rep. Its one of the better ways to meet new people, and I can avoid big money agendas.
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Re: Anyone doing political work?

Postby Endovelico » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:46 am

I'm active in the organizing of a movement which, together with two other parties and/or movements, could be expected to give birth to a broad coalition similar to Syriza in Greece or Podemos in Spain. Because of purely personal issues I'm not sure the coalition will be as broad as it could and should be, but we re giving it a try. Even if we are successful I doubt we could get enough votes later this year to participate in government, but even 15 to 20% of the vote would give us the means to work towards a more Southern European alternative to the EU. If Italy ever comes our way things could brighten up.
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Re: Anyone doing political work?

Postby manolo » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:13 pm

Endovelico wrote:I'm active in the organizing of a movement which, together with two other parties and/or movements, could be expected to give birth to a broad coalition similar to Syriza in Greece or Podemos in Spain. Because of purely personal issues I'm not sure the coalition will be as broad as it could and should be, but we re giving it a try. Even if we are successful I doubt we could get enough votes later this year to participate in government, but even 15 to 20% of the vote would give us the means to work towards a more Southern European alternative to the EU. If Italy ever comes our way things could brighten up.


Endo,

You've put me to shame. :)

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