Monday, October 11, 2010

Ditto

Campaign Again

I went to church in the morning and then spent the afternoon visiting houses along the neighboring road.

There is no way to walk from house to house in this area. The road has no place to park, so it's a matter of driving into a driveway, parking, getting out, going to the house, either talking to the homeowner or leaving my card and a little note, and then driving to the next house.  I was out for over three hours after lunch with my choir buddies.

It was a beautiful day missed with the Boys, but on the other hand, the weekends are ATV mini-bike days in the woods, so I did avoid them.  And who wants to be stuck on the riding arena on a perfect trail riding day?

I did talk to quite a few people and alerted them to another impending application before the Township Zoning Board to put an industrial plant in the middle of a residential area and the State Park.  Some of them knew about it and many more didn't so I think I managed to encourage a good number of people to attend the public hearing to try to stop the whole thing.

I also got some very positive reactions about the election.  People in my area feel very neglected and ignored by our present government officials and seem pleased to have a candidate who lives nearby.  It was nice to hear that my neighbors appreciate all the work I have done in the past to try to fight for issues that concern us.

I don't know if the Boys appreciate having a political "mother" but if I stuff their faces with hay, grain, and carrots, I guess I have their vote.

Too bad they can't go to the polls.  (Well, they have polls--but no voting booths to go with them. *G*)

3 comments:

  1. Running for election is hard work - my next-door neighbor is a state senator, but he's got "minions" who do a lot of the nitty-gritty for him, but then I think a visit by the candidate him/herself is much more effective.

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  2. Wow, you are doing a lot of work for this election! It can't be easy on your knees getting in and out of the car, up and down stairs and just being at it for hours. Just informing people of the issues is empowering.

    Now to the problem of a voting booth for our equine friends. Silly of course but brings home the responsibility of us acting in their best interests. They are completely dependent on us for so many things.

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  3. Good luck, this does sound like a lot of hard work, I hope it pays off for you. Too bad the boys can't vote, I'm sure you're their favorite candidate.

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