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It’s Time To Get Some Skin In The Game!

02 Oct

What have you done to affect the out come of this election? Have you stepped outside of your comfort zone and made an effort to change minds or get out the vote?

It’s time to get some skin in the game.

h/t gopcampaigner.com

We are nearing in on 30 days until the election, and it will take every last Conservative, Freedom-Minded World citizen to steer America away the socialistic, freedom-crushing, citizen-enslaving, out-of-control Federal Government envisioned by our current President.  I purposely say World Citizen because the outcome of this election affects every person on the planet.  As America goes, so goes the planet.  The choice couldn’t be starker: Freedom vs Enslavement.

In 2008, I made my first phone calls during the primary for Mitt Romney… …because I realized that John McCain was a terrible choice as a candidate for the Republican Party.  I’m a computer geek, and I had no idea what I was doing.  It was outside my comfort zone.  But, I did it anyway.  It’s THAT important!

So, it’s time to get involved. There’s no more waiting!

How can you get skin in the game?

  • Door-To-Door
  • Phone Banks
  • Email
  • Print Media
  • Street Signs
  • Absentee Voter Recruitment
  • Direct Mail
  • Leafleting
  • Election Day Mobilization
  • Robo-Calls
  • Education and Policitcal Socialization
  • Radio Ads
  • Television Ads

According to a Yale study:

Across a number of mobilization experiments, one consistent finding is that more personalized messages are more effective in mobilizing voters. When Donald Green and Alan Gerber put forth this generalized finding in Get Out the Vote!: A Guide for Candidates and Campaigns (2004), they contended that door-to-door canvassing was the most consistently effective and efficient method of voter mobilization, and they suggested that the success of canvassing could be attributed to the personal, face-to-face delivery of the GOTV messages. In recent years, this finding has proven to be robust. More recently, however, experiments of professional and volunteer phone calls (Nickerson 2006b; Arceneaux 2006; Arceneaux and Nickerson 2006) have suggested that personalized messages delivered in a conversational manner over the phone may be as effective (and cost-effective) as canvassing.

So, the top two methods to Get Out The Vote and influence the voter are activities you can complete in your own neighborhood or on your own phone!  Even better, if you can make calls from home into the Swing States, your efforts are magnified!

Where and how can I get involved to make calls or go door-to-door?
(I’m sorry to 3rd parties, but I believe we need to first send Obama back to his mansion in Hawaii)

Get to it! There is no more time. Get some skin in the game. Change voters minds. Get Out The Vote!

(People have asked me ‘what can I do’… …well this is it!)

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Posted by on October 2, 2012 in Activism, Election, Obama

 

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