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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 !!