I'm doing it.
I did the bare minimum leading up to when I was of voting age in 1998. In 2000, my eyes were opened to what's going on in this country and I started to pay more attention. In 2004 I truly became radicalized and I started to get more involved. Now, it's March 3, 2006 and I've decided that I want to be a part of the process on the other side and effect change with a different voice, as an elected official.
Volunteering for a candidate like Chuck Pennacchio is a major part of me wanting to become more involved. He's inspiring. He's been at it for two years now, criss crossing the state. Being as close as I am to him and his campaign on a daily basis really has really affected me and this is the next step for me; a step I feel I have to take.
I'm running for committee person in Ward 5 Division 8 which is a rectangle of a division. From 12th St to 9th St from Pine St to South St. I'm going to be collecting signatures through the weekend. I'm getting involved in petitioning on the late side, but better late than never. If anyone lives in this area or if anyone knows anyone who lives in this area, please let me know and let them know. All I need is ten signatures, but I'd like twenty-five to be safe. Who can sign? Registered Democrats living in that area, that's it.
I'm in this to help light a fire under the ass of the Democratic party of which I've been a member of for eight years and one month now. A party that has changed quite a bit in that short time. A party that has changed quite a bit during a time of drastic change within the confines of the United States and whose actions beyond its borders are felt by all ~6 billion people of this hunk of rock. But it all starts at the lowest rung, committeeperson. I want to be on that rung as the most direct, organic link to the party representing it's voters.
I'm asking for some help here readers of this little blog of mine. Can you help me? I'm going to do my part once elected to keep this city great and make it greater.