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Hi Everyone,

Green Party candidate for Governor of Massachusetts Jill Stein needs about $4,000 by midnight tonight (CORRECTION: 4:30 today!) If she makes it, she gets included in the debates, at which she can be counted on to obliterate her two opponents, Obama pal (and clone) Deval Patrick and some faceless Republican. (Listen to her radio interview linked at the bottom of her website, if you need to be convinced).

After that, all bets are off in the race.

Here is something you can do that will make a difference.

But you've got to do it right now.

Here's the website:

http://www.jillstein.org/

Time to stop getting mad and start getting even.

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Submitted by john.halle on

In an ideal world, you'd be drawing a six figure salary as her communications director.

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Submitted by john.halle on

It looks like Stein made it to $128,000. So that means she'll qualify for matching funds if $3000 worth of checks don't bounce (or the equivalent).

I'm not that familiar with the details of her race and her ability to organize a campaign on the level necessary. Maybe others here have information on that.

I do think she is an impressive candidate-at least superficially. And superficial impressions count for a lot in politics-for worse, usually, though sometimes for better.

Submitted by JuliaWilliams on

And I gave, too...She made it!!! YAY!!!

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Submitted by vastleft on

The link to return back to your page posted a warning that info I'd typed could be intercepted by someone. I've seen that before with PayPal, but I'm not sure what one can do to change it.

In any case, the payment went through, and I just closed the page from PayPal, in order to heed the warning message.

Submitted by JuliaWilliams on

And thanks for the feedback! I'll have my "treasurer" (aka hubby), check out the deal with Paypal, as I don't/can't have any connection with the site directly as a candidate.

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Submitted by john.halle on

The donation worked fine on the website.

One comment on the website: you should have a "positions" section which fleshes out and extends the information contained on your flyer.

For example, not to be presumptuous, but how about mentioning immediate withdrawl of troops from Afghanistan and Iraq.

And how about immediate passage of EFCA and even repeal of Taft Hartley.

No more bailouts for banks.

etc.

There are so many ways to collect supporters by just letting it be known what you believe. Get your positions out there!

Thanks for running in any case.

Submitted by JuliaWilliams on

I truly appreciate your donation and input. I do realize I have some problems with the site, I need to change the page order, for one, but I am not very good at stuff like that, (I'm afraid I'll ruin what I've got up) and I can't ask my SIL for any more help, he's insanely busy right now.
I'll address advertising my positions for now, I think, by posting them on the first page. I am always looking for ideas, the problem is in implementation at the moment, but please, everybody, keep em coming, it can only help my outreach!

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Submitted by Valley Girl on

a call for help at Corrente. As a blog post. Kind of along the lines of (only kinda) of Lambert's "Household Remedies" requests. All kinds of people come out of the woodwork, so to speak, when when he posts one of those requests. So, if your problem is up there (and not buried in comments), who knows? Worth a try. I doubt anyone here would object. I surely would not!!!!!!!!

Submitted by JuliaWilliams on

I just feel that readers/members of this blog, and lambert particularly, have given me so much support, I don't want to assume such calls would be universally welcomed...It's not that I'm shy, I just don't want to abuse the site, is that understandable? Or maybe I'm being over-conscious?

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Submitted by Valley Girl on

Lambert can correct me if I'm wrong, but my vote is that you wouldn't be abusing the site.

The "household remedies" posts get really interesting responses. Why not such for your need for internet help for your campaign? I'd like to see what advice is offered, even if I myself have nada skilz to contribute. Heck, when I get around to it, I'm going to post a request under "Household remedies" as to how to keep the rusting areas on my car hood (1989 repainted Toyota) to stop from growing. (yeah, I'm grammatically challenged at the moment).

Surely your call would not be "site abuse" compared to mine!!!! *g*

Submitted by lambert on

.... don't forbid political advocacy so I would say go for it. I don't mind you posting an event for a bowling fundraiser, so why not help with policy positions? I suppose the same would go for a legacy party candidate, if they could survive the Darwinian comment threads.