If you're involved in the Blue Wave in even a minimal way, you probably have some idea of what I mean when I say I've been writing for Tony the Democrat's Postcards To Voters initiative for awhile. It's going on about two years now. I've also written cards directly for candidates, a lot in California ahead of the midterms. Over the past couple of months, I've added writing letters through Vote Forward, encouraging the less-likely-to-vote registered Democrats to make sure they vote, among other things.
About two weeks ago, as I was writing yet another set of postcards and letters, it hit me that I should encourage people in my own town to register to vote. But I shouldn't be so general, I should make it personal and send cards to my own neighbors, even identifying where I live. And I really shouldn't stop there. I should enlist like-minded women to do the same with their neighbors. I'd supply the cards and the lists of households without registered voters, they'd supply the stamps and effort.
So, if you're getting a card from one of your friendly neighbors, why don't you do us all a favor and raise your voice. Vote, damn it.