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In recent elections, fewer than 30% of Oregon's eligible voters aged 18-34 have voted. As you are well aware, recent world and national events have indicated that American politics is being hijacked by right-wing extremists who will stop at nothing to achieve their regressive agendas.
The most effective response the progressive community can make is to work to reverse the dismally low turnout among young people
Register to vote!!

In recent elections, fewer than 30% of Oregon's eligible voters aged 18-34 have voted. As you are well aware, recent world and national events have indicated that American politics is being hijacked by right-wing extremists who will stop at nothing to achieve their regressive agendas. (for a cogent summary, see  http://www.tompaine.com/feature.cfm/ID/7616).

The Bushites have already raised record sums for W's reelection campaign, and their massive tax cuts for wealthy individuals and groups are fueling this effort. The most effective response the progressive community can make is to work to reverse the dismally low turnout among young people (see  http://www.tompaine.com/feature.cfm/ID/7605).

For further discussion of this issue as well as simple instructions about voter registration in Oregon, see  http://www.xpac.org.

homepage: homepage: http://www.xpac.org; www.tompaine.com/feature.cfm/ID/7616; http://www.xpac.org

What? 23.Apr.2003 14:22

Trilox Woodsman

"American politics is being hijacked by right-wing extremists who will stop at nothing to achieve their regressive agendas."

That pretty funny. One minute you are saying that less than 30% of a certain group voted and then all the sudden this is a hijacking? Do you realize how stupid that sounds? On the other hand, if you are refering to the Supreme Court decision that made Bush president then why don't you feel as though Roe vs. Wade is a hijacking as well?

I just have something to add 23.Apr.2003 15:13

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I'm registered to vote, and I do vote, even though I have almost no faith in the present system. I think voting is a painless way to register your voice, but focusing too intently on voting as a way to correct this skewed system is a lethal tactical mistake.

I'd also like to say I'm not sure we've been hi-jacked by the right. I think it's the left that's got us in the stranglehold of ineffectiveness. And, there are many different types of people on the right. Some of my best friends are old-school republicans and are just as pissed about the incumbent fourth reich as I am. And they're just as disenfranchised by the republicans as I am the useless, spineless democrats.

Watch who you call your enemies. Watch who you call your friends.

quote 23.Apr.2003 16:15

heimdallr

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

-Emma Goldman

If only the Dems 23.Apr.2003 17:45

Duncan

nominate some one that wont make me ill to vote for, Ill vote for em. I just couldnt handle voting for Gore.

If on the other hand its a choice between two right-wing war mongers (ie Lieberman vs Bush) Ill vote for the Green candidate even if he's mickey mouse...oh wait that is the republican candidate.