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10 things you can do before/on Nov4 to bring people out to Vote !!

So! ,less than 5 days left .. and I am sure most of Americans have made up their mind as in ,whom to vote for .The race for White House is tightest ever , but we should keep in mind “Not to trust any Polls” ,they are nothing more than an illusion …Even now,there are several people who are undecided/independent and many who intend not to vote ..
And as of now,our target must be to bring them out to vote ,VOTE for America !!
Here are some thoughts which came to me while I was attending a boring lecture of mine,so I penned them down and would like to share the same ..

Thing 1 – On the day of election,take with you 3 other people from different families ,perhaps 3 families itself .A chain of 3 can help connect whole nation.Best would be,if you can take with you people who were confused or not willing to vote .

Thing 2 – This one is for girls 😛 ,well !! girls do ask your guy/boy friend(s) to vote and might accompany you.Its a fact ,guys will take talk from girl more seriously than some talk from just another guy.

Thing 3 – Use your Phone answering machine as a tool to convey your message to vote,you can use your home phones for this purpose and tell people calling you that you will be voting on Nov4 and want the person calling to vote too.In a funny tone,you might want to add that if the person calling wants to hear from you,he/she must pledge to vote 🙂

Thing 4 – Okay!!,if you run a company,ask your employees to vote or if you are a Professor/Teacher ask your eligible students to vote,I mean you can always request someone below in hierarchy to vote,the things can be taken vice-versa too.Say,if a student knows that his teacher does not vote or is fed up with current Political situation,he/she can ask for the same.This will perhaps carry more impact.

Thing 5 – Now,this one is very easy to do,but bit tedious to implement.What I mean to say is that create some Posters(2 types) ,1-simple ones using RED-BLUE color (with more Red into it) such that you appear to be independent while 2-McCain posters ..Now search for locations where people tend to queue or stand for a while like Supermarket’s cash counter place,Gas station,etc etc and with permission of owner just paste the same ,if he is a McCainiac paste the McCain poster else keeping our prime objective open ,ask them to vote !! Here,Let the Color speak ..
Now,if you are pretty creative you can create the Comics style poster,with cartoons thing etc,so that it catches eye and people give few seconds to it ..

Thing 6 – Halloween !!,don’t miss the opportunity to use this awesome day for such a good purpose to save the Democracy of AMERICA.Simple Angel/Evil – Voter/Non Voter analogy can be used and posters etc can be set up in the Halloween costume shops.Also during celebration,something creative can be thought of.

Thing 7 – Edit/Create a signature in your Personal emails,Facebook/MySpace Status messages,IM status message etc and try to spread the word and convey your thoughts on the importance of voter.Best is, make feel as if voters are the winners while people not voting are loosers “L” .

Thing 8 – Promote your brand image,o! yes .. you can improve your brand image if all your employees have pledged to vote.You can create posters etc (If you are an entrepreneur ) and ask people to vote + let them know that “This company employs employees ,cent% of whom have pledged to vote” ,its kind of way the companies feel proud of them being green.

Thing 9 – Collect some money or something and try posting an Ad to vote! on some Financial News papers,such that it gives impression that every vote counts and a good government is need of the hour and to take America out of current financial crisis .

Thing 10 – You can ask,as a group or society,club etc to the owners of Cinema Halls,Theaters etc to post at least a TEXT Ad before the beginning of movie,this will target youth etc who many times just don’t care about voting and take it casually .But the Ad must be inspiring enough(even Text) such that it helps people motivating.Since,its not promotion rather something for countries benefit.I believe that Cinema Theater owners etc won’t mind the same and might even do the same for free..

So,these were some points,some thoughts of mine ..some easy,some bit tedious.. but might eventually help get the purpose solved to some extent ..
Hope it helps.

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Victory’08 – for Candidates/Volunteers !


Hi everyone ,with almost just a week left for elections ,things need to speed up.Both campaigns are working day-night to get things done and win the most crucial and important election America has ever witnessed .Its so close that no one can predict whats next ..
Every day new turns and twists are witnessed .But its time to gear up …
In this post I want to give some tips to enhance the websites of candidates which can have more influential impact on people.This is the week when candidates running for various offices will receive maximum traffic since it has been launched ,its natural ..its like school exams, where students do their last moment studies ,,just in this case students are people ..they will be browsing by websites of all candidates running for various offices in their district …and deciding their verdict .Specially Independents/Confused voters and people who are not intending to even vote .Note,this is not a small set of people …almost 10% of U.S. population lies in this category and that means lots when it comes to crucial elections like this .
Now ,when I say its for enhancement of candidate’s website,why am I addressing volunteers ?,the reason being to spread the word and reach out these tips to the campaign offices of the same .. For example you want to help candidates of CA,you can visit this website ,check out the website of various candidates and email them with link to this post .As simple as that ..
Now,you might also be thinking that web development during this last moment of time will consume some time and not such a good idea.Well,folks the stuff I am going to mention here won’t take more time than emailing a simple email .. Its so simple.. kind of just typing and copy-paste .I’ll help more on that if asked ..
Lots of talking done,back to topic :

TIP 1 – Create FAQs : This is the last week,people don’t have time to read all the stuff on website and browse by every article and pages to choose their candidates,they’ll try to just rapid fire it and we need to present the way they want to read .
Posting a FAQ will help them answer questions they always wanted to ask and probability of their being convinced will increase.Nothing could be better.. Now,how to do it ? Easy! ,simply the campaigners can ask various questions from general people point of view and candidate can answer the same at the same time it can be typed and posted on the website .. See,how simple !!

TIP 2 – Posting Video : Even now,many candidates don’t have videos posted in their website.Now,people actually want them speak .A video can do what entire page’s text can’t .Posting a video on YouTube is hardly a matter of 5 minutes,again simple ..

TIP 3 – Clarify TAX schemes : Just saying “we’ll reduce tax” isn’t going to work actually .People want to see how ? For eg: few months back I suggested the same to Toni Gilhooley for Congress and her campaign manager did it for her .. A simple calculation,but now makes so much sense …

TIP 4 – Target people : Targeting people is really really must ,how can that be done ? Again it needs some simple typing with Candidate’s help.Target type of users,as in Entrepreneurs,Middle class,Unemployed,students, etc etc i.e on the basis of their occupation and post details about the same,as in how Candidate’s policies are going to benefit them .. This will help big time,as a student will look for his category,an Entrepreneur for his etc etc ..

TIP 5 – An active inquiry cell : I think even after so many features installed in the website,people might have some unanswered questions .. So,to solve the issue a very active inquiry cell must be deployed assisting in any query they need .. Answering withing 6 hours ( i.e 24/4 ) ,that will be the edge ..

Amongst extra TIPS,something more like this can be done too .. >
TIP 6 – Create/Update Wikipedia/Congresspedia pages : People love to use them as reference,inspite of official homepages/websites of candidates etc ..

TIP 7 – Use an Image of $1/$10 etc on Contribution/Donation page : This will encourage small but many many donations ,hence increasing the total eventually . Its kind of reading human mind ..

Lots more can be done and thought of,but these are primary..If I think of something else,I’ll post it here itself .. And taking time into consideration ,all these 5 tips if implemented seriously won’t take more than half a working day ..
Post Comment or Email me in case any query.
Hope it helps !!

America’s Most Wanted !

Attention People!! ,Here is the list and short bio of various candidates running for various offices across America ,and America needs them now,American citizens need them now for their new & improved lives ! – hence the title of blog ..America is facing one of the most severe crisis in recent times and needs power full leaders to run the country and take it out of current situation ..
I am mentioning few of them here ,, some for State Assemblies,some for State Senate ,while some for District Attorney .etc etc.. together they are going to make the difference .. Now,you might be wondering the criteria chosen by me to shortlist the candidates ..well its FAR FROM BEING SCIENTIFIC or something ,infact it might initially sound stupid but eventually you’ll realize it actually isn’t .
I am mentioning the name of candidates here whom I am in touch with “directly/indirectly” .. Now what does this suppose to mean and matter ? As a matter of fact,it actually does ..
Let me explain : Say there are 2 people whom you know and have read/heard a lot about them on news/blogs etc .Now,say you actually get an opportunity to interact directly/indirectly to one of them .So,whom do you know more/better eventually ? Obviously ! the the person whom you interacted with ..right ? Now,this is not guaranteed that after interacting you have a positive outlook,it might be negative as well..cool!!. but then you can judge better !! Similar is my case,After volunteering for the campaign I came across various candidates for various offices in various states of America.. And the one’s who actually deserve to win as I felt are these :……

1-Ann Clemmer for State Representative (Arkansas ) -After many years teaching government and political science at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ann is running for state representative and she needs votes from all residents in District 29 of Saline County,AR .The reason she got into politics was to actually and practically implement what she has been teaching for years to hundreds of students .. and she keenly picks up some of the very important issues like
Improving Educational Opportunities by :
· Support state tax credits for college and vocational tuition
· Support Transparency in budgeting and academic reporting for all public schools.
· Support school choice
Education being the most vital aspect for the future of America and strength of Ann ,needs to be reformed and made such that all get equal opportunity to have it .You might want to read more ..

2-Tom Casperson for Congress – Tom is a Republican member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, representing the 108th district, which is located in the Upper Peninsula and includes Delta County, Menominee County, and Dickinson County.
With an awesome history in past elections ..Tom actually represents people and is loved by them ..what more proof is needed ? ,when a person is elected for State House 3 times in series.
*2006 campaign for State House
Tom Casperson (R), 55%
Judy Nerat (D), 44%
*2004 campaign for State House
Tom Casperson (R), 68%
Dennis Baldinelli (D), 31%
*2002 campaign for State House
Tom Casperson (R), 51%
Laurie Stupak (D), 48%
With his great experience and love for country,he has a dedicated view on various burning issues .You can read the same here and vote the man,who has shown people’s love for him for last so many years ..

3-Keith Fimian for Congress – Keith Fimian is the Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives from Virginia’s 11th congressional district.
Keith is not a career politician but his experience as the Chairman and Founder of U.S. Inspect, the nation’s largest provider of property inspections and love for country asked him to run for this office.You might want to know more about his views on various Issues here .

4-Kieran Michael Lalor for Congress – Kieran Michael Lalor is the Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 19th Congressional District of New York.
Lalor is the founder of Iraq Vets for Congress, a group of Republicans Congressional candidates who served in Iraq.He fought in Iraq,and took the war personally because his sister was one of the escapee on 9/11 Attacks.He has been National Security Activist and was involved in Hurricane Katrina Rescue Mission.His views on various issues can be viewed here.

5-Scott Brown for Senate – Scott P. Brown is a Republican Massachusetts State Senator representing the Norfolk County, Massachusetts, and Middlesex districts since 2004. He has stood firm to implement common sense reforms that will make state government more efficient and responsive to people, the taxpayers.
In his website here,he has asked for people’s suggestions as in what they feel is most important for MA ,its really nice to frame issues on the basis of that because thats what true democracy is for .

6-Thaddeus McCotter for Congress – He currently represents the Michigan’s 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. More on his campaign can be see here .His stand on the Bail out was this – “The voice of the Main Street has been heeded and obeyed by Congress. Americans said “No!” to the Paulson bailout. Now, let our work commence in earnest and prudence on behalf of the American people. In this time of economic difficulty and uncertainty, the people never panicked. Neither should their elected servants”

7-Barb Davis White for Congress -Barb Davis White is the Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. She is the Republican nominee seeking to replace incumbent Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). She ran unopposed in primary elections which took place on September 9, 2008. White is a licensed pastor and her piousness will continue to influence a happy and truthful America.

8-Dennis Lennox for State Representative – Former professional hockey referee, sports journalist and taxpayer rights advocate Dennis Lennox announced his candidacy for the 105th state House seat currently held by retiring Representative Kevin Elsenheimer.
He is the man ,who knows what responsibility is .. “With Representative Elsenheimer’s decision not to run again, it’s important to ensure a conservative voice continues to represent us in Lansing,” said Lennox. “The people of northern Michigan want someone willing to cut taxes, improve the economy and vote their values.” .You can view his stand on various issues here.

9-Dan Haley for Massachusetts State Representative – Dan is a candidate to Represent the Eighth Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.Dan Haley is a practicing attorney who lives in Holliston with his wife, Melissa, infant daughter, Sylvie, and Black Labrador, Pax.Dan has been living in the town since birth and his 3 generations have done so .. In one of notes made to citizens of MA,he says ” I am running to be an independent voice for our District, to stand up against wasteful spending and new taxes, and to fight for fiscal discipline and open, accountable government. I look forward to meeting you “on the trail,” where I hope to earn your support and your vote. I hope you will spend some time on this site, learning about my candidacy and my ideas to move the Eighth Middlesex District and the Commonwealth forward. ” .. You might want to have a look at the issues he is concerned about here ..

10-Dan Schorr for District Attorney – Dan is running for DA ( Westchester County ) .Dan earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his M.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and is a very smart man with best suited skills for the office.Dan has taken solid stand on 3 of the issues ,namely :
*Domestic Violence
*Restore Morale in DA’s Office
*Vertical Prosecution
More about the same can be read here:

To see who amongst them won ? Check out here .