President and Vice President Elect

obama-biden.gifPresident and Vice President Elect, that’s what we’ll be calling these gentlemen in less than 20 days — That is, of course, if we all do our part.

It is arguably more crucial to “Get Out The Vote” this campaign season than at any other time in recent American history. Although the Obama-Biden ticket is looking good in the polls, we can’t take anything for granted.

So, do what you can. Dick and I will be registering people to vote up until Oct 20th, the deadline in California to register to vote in the November election.

Here are some ways you can get involved in the Los Angeles Area:

The Grove Voter Registration & Volunteer Recruitment
The voter registration table at the Grove is an ongoing event every Sunday from 1p.m.-7:00 PM. Volunteers work in 2 hour shifts with 1-2 other volunteers to register new voters, helping people to re-register, and encouraging folks to join our volunteer efforts. We are provided a table and some chairs at the Grove. We sell buttons and bumper stickers, tee shirts and get the word out about the Obama campaign to shoppers. It’s fun and relatively easy! After your shift you can enjoy a movie, have dinner or shop!

For questions or more information contact Linda Poverny
Times: Sunday, October 19 at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM
Host: Linda Poverny
Contact Phone: 310-617-1108
Location:
Next to Banana Republic and Gilmore Lane
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

You cwe_two_bizcard1.jpgan find hundreds of events like these and ways to support the Obama-Biden ticket on Barack Obama’s Website.

Dick and Sharon

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Comments

  1. Dick Price says

    Edie: Obama — and other Democrats — talk about spreading equal opportunity around. It’s a standard Republican distortion to twist that around to income redistribution, as if Democrats in office would take all the money from the wealthy and layer it evenly across everyone like a thick layer of peanut butter.

    But what Democrats really mean is that people who grow up in poverty, with poor diets, deficient schools, and blighted neighborhoods, do not have equal opportunity. They need programs like the enhanced Head Start program Obama talks about just to get them pointed in the direction of “even.”

    And, sure, you should vote for Democrats this year and make a habit of it. :)

    – Dick

  2. edie says

    Hello Dick and Sharon: This isn’t the first election I’ve experienced as an adult but it’s probably the first one I’ve really paid attention to…there is so much at stake after all. I have a question perhaps you can answer. Is the following statement spoken by a person who considers himself part of the “elite”? :-) “Obama is waging class warfare by seeking tax increases that would spread the wealth around.” As someone who could use a little “bread” to go with my jam it seems to me that, perhaps, I should be voting for the Democrats this year?

    • Sharon Kyle says

      Hi Edie,

      I’d like to add to what Dick wrote. Programs are created to level the playing field so to speak. However, what some don’t grasp is that the playing field didn’t, by chance, become unleveled. It is because of economic and social injustice that we have an unlevel playing field. We’d need less philanthropy if we had more economic and social justice.

      Sharon

      • Lindsay says

        Sharon,
        Would you be able to expand on the economic and social injustices that occur that create an unlevel playing field?

        Lindsay

        • says

          Lindsay,

          Thank you for reading the LA Progressive. And thank you for your question. I have been thinking long and hard about writing an article about the many ways injustice (both social and economic) is perpetuated and accepted as normal in the United States.

          I am not gifted enough to write on this topic without spending a significant amount preparing the text. And I intend to do that in the near future. Is there something specific you’d like me to address?

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