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(en) US, Nationwide Call to Action: Don't Just [Not] Vote*, Get Active But What Should I Do?

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Sun, 8 Aug 2004 08:42:54 +0200 (CEST)

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-Paste up posters (see inside pages for examples),
spraypaint thought-provoking phrases ("even without
a struggle, you can get a lot farther than the voting
booth"), drop banners over freeways, use every means
at your disposal to give visibility to the idea that voting
is the least important way to have a say. For posters and
tips on wheatpasting, stenciling, banner drops, graffiti,
and so on, visit www.dontjustvote.com.
-Link the work you do in your daily activism--Food
Not Bombs, volunteer work, etc.--to the larger
question of how to apply political power outside the
voting booth. Add a literature table or DON'T JUST
VOTE banner whenever your group acts in public.
-Hold a benefit show to raise funds for local action
efforts. Book bands who connect their music to larger
social issues, invite speakers who can do the same, set
up literature tables.

-Set up educational events, art shows, film showings,
etc. around this issue.
-Announce a "Don't Just Vote" get-together in your
community, where local action groups can educate
others about the work they are doing and so-li-cit more
participants, and people can discuss what local needs
are not yet being met by community groups.
-Collect roadside campaign posters; invert them, spray-
paint or screen-print your own messages on their backs,
and put them back out in the world.
-Go ahead and register to vote, so you can put up
stickers or graffiti in the voting booth to remind your
fellow citizens where real power lies!

Contact us (www.dontjustvote.com, or P.O.
Box 2133, Greensboro, NC 27402 USA) for
more copies of this publication and other
pamphlets, stickers, etc. related to this
campaign, all ready to be shared in your
funded in part by a grant from the
CrimethInc. Endowment for Anti-Campaign Reform
w w w. c r i m e t h i n c . c o m

*[Ed. Note: This text is from the "Community
Non-Partisan Voters' Guide 2004" of the initiative
Don't Just [Not] Vote, that was started by a group
of American anarchists who met after the NCOR
conference in Washington, DC in Janaury.]

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