Voting Early and Often

It was almost impossible to attend any large-scale Newsom event without someone asking you if you were registered (and giving you the paperwork then and there to do so) or asking you if you’d like to cast an absentee ballot (and giving you the paperwork then and there).Jim Ross, who was Newsom’s organizer during the election, after the election.Ross isn’t as plainspoken in that piece as he could be – he’s got clients to help, after all…. There are none of those pesky regulations about distance from polling places, etc. Two – and this, I think was the most important aspect of the San Francisco balloting – busy people, the very folks who often don’t have time to vote can be reminded to vote and in being reminded to vote – the Newsom folks took phone numbers so they could do this – you can talk to them about how to vote.San Francisco’s population has undergone a pretty radical shift in the past 10 years.

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Trying Hard

I am trying hard to get excited about the idea of Rep. Nancy Pelosi – my very own Congress person – being Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A woman third in line to the presidency! It’s my feminist dream-come-true.

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