Twenty days till Election Day in the U.S.
I am swamped, as many of you know, so I'm not canvassing or putting in much time beyond things that can be done at the computer, but I am signing up to volunteer on Election Day. I don't teach on Tuesdays till the late afternoon and I think I am going to change my office hours that day, exceptionally, so that I can stay out of work till about 3:30 p.m. I'll be getting back from out of town (academic conference) the previous evening, but I can get up bright and early to drive people to the polls or do some monitoring of polling places -- more likely the former, though I am checking in with the campaign to make sure I'm useful and go where I can do the most good in my local community.
What are YOU doing on Election Day?
What are you doing between now and then?
This isn't a guilt trip (okay, maybe just a little), more like a solidarity call. You don't have to do much. But do something. Even a little something. You'll be helping your country. And therefore helping a lot of people. And you'll feel good.
Make that phone call.
Or sign up online.
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