Diversity Matters

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Do you think your elected officials in Congress look like you? Well, if you’re not Caucasian (technically I am since my father is of German ancestry but my Asian heritage is the immediate visual) than you’re in the minority.  Check out Huffington Post’s article on the Diversity Gap.

If you want to bring change in the representation then you need to encourage your communities to participate in the electoral process. We can do this but we need to be present and be active. Politics matter and so does diversity.

I’m a Fundraiser but I know the Most Important Resource

We talked a little about the chaos that can be a political campaign. We also briefly touched on the resources that every campaign should have when it’s operating.

Any idea what they are??

As a fundraiser, it’s my job to organize the money that flows into the campaign as revenue. So you’ve got at least one resource!

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What are the others? Well, you need people aka volunteers to do the myriad of tasks that need to happen for you to accomplish all the things on your to-do list.

 

The most important resource left for last…just for pure dramatic affect…time!

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Why is time the most important resource? It’s because you can never get it back and it’s finite. Elections are changing to where you have vote by mail, early vote etc so you don’t necessarily only have one election day but you do have a final day to vote. That final date is it. The most important piece of time is the candidate’s time. Using that resource wisely means wringing every minute to get $$ or to get votes. If you’re not accomplishing one of these 2 things then you’re wasting time.

You can always raise more money and you always recruit more volunteers but you can never get more time.

Hmmm…stop and ponder that one for a minute!

Sharing the Headlines

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Although we take the government shutdown seriously, we also understand that in light of the situation, sometimes it’s good to see the comedic consequences.

Throwback to My Days of SchoolHouse Rock

Let’s remember how “simple” it used to be to educate everyone on how a bill becomes a law. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0

Why I love Jon Stewart 

GOP causes a government shutdown and Jon Stewart explains the situation. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/jon-stewart-on-govt-shutdown_n_4020581.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Because of course you need a #hashtag for the #shutdownpickuplines

Got some free time? Perhaps you can have a love match? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/local/wp/2013/09/30/crisis-revives-shutdownpickuplines/?tid=ts_carousel