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I need some help here, DU. Need to have the right words to talk to a NON voter

This afternoon, while I was volunteering at an equine rescue barn (where my heart resides!), cleaning out 26 horse stall waterers, I casually asked a young volunteer who was also working in the barn if she was registered to vote. Her answer surprised me.

"No. I don't vote. I don't like politics."

She was pretty forceful in her tone and I resumed my task. Not wanting to bombard here with "WTF", I decided to consider an approach that might encourage a dialog. I am a 65 yo woman and she is in her 20s. Just as I decided to talk to her about the "Republican men in Congress who want to ban contraceptives" which was a topic that I thought might resonate with her, another volunteer entered the barn and I decided to let it slide. I will see this young woman again on Sunday and it's likely that we will have some time alone together, bringing the horses into the barn from the fields.

Any ideas about how I might broach the subject of civic engagement again in a positive and constructive manner? I'm not looking for a full semester civics class here, just something that might get her to pay attention. It will be her country after I am long gone and my last ballot has been cast.

ATTENTION DUers from Alaska, Maine, and Arizona!

Please take the time tomorrow to call your Senators (Collins, Murkowski, Flake) and tell them to vote NO on Kavanaugh!! Their phone lines need to LIGHT UP! I have notified both of my Senators (Dems) that I expect them to stay strong and I have been assured that they will.

This is HUGE! If we can get one of them to vote against him (until McCain's replacement is seated - then we need two) we will defeat him!

Now - GO!

Posted by leftieNanner | Mon Sep 3, 2018, 05:12 PM (2 replies)
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