Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I have signed up as a volunteer to make phone calls for MoveOn.org encouraging Americans all over the country where close elections are being held to vote for the Democratic, Progessive candidate. As a result I have held conversations with men and women about the election and issues facing this country. People are concerned about the Iraq war and the economy. Many people in Virgina were poor and I remember one woman saying that her utility bill was larger than her mortgage and she wondered which one she would be able to pay. She could not afford to pay both.
Another woman told me that she was 85 and that she had been voting since she was in her twenties. I told her that she was a true Patriot. I could then hear the pride in her voice.
One women told me her son was a soldier in Iraq and she prayed for him and his young wife everyday. She was voting Democratic hoping they would end Americas involvement in the overthere.
It seems that the overwhelmingly amount of people in this country now support a party whose platform promotes a quick end to the war. I wonder if a referendum about the American/British military involvement was held in Iraq it would reach a similar conclusion . My suspicion would be that most of the poplulace would favor our easing ourselves out of their country ASAP.
Even with Sadam in power the life of the average citizen was better off then. The situation is drifting toward total chaos now according to a report by the US military last week .
One person from Illinois told me to move on myself. I will not hold it against him or the rest of his State.
I am going to continue to make these calls until election day Tuesday. This kind of Grass Roots organizational work is going to raise my political conciousness and hopefully create some positive changes in America.