Hard Work vs Hard Money I campaigned for Kevin McDonald in the 12th Ward. It was my first experience in participating in the campaign process.
Let me clear up a misconception or two......Mr. McDonald's campaign was as grass roots as they can be. Since our campaign funds came from individuals and were minimal compared to Ms. Colvin Roys, we were very careful that every penny was spent wisely and the most effectively. Starting with the phone banks. Many nights we gathered at a meeting place and made phone calls to our neigbors asking for their support. In contrast, whenever I rec'd a phone call, disguised as a poll for Roy, the phone soliciter, when aked where they were calling from, on both occasions, said they were outside of the Twin Cities area and identified Ms. Roy as Ms. Calvin Ray. They didn't even know who she was. I can only assume that these were compensated solicitors, not volunteers. Also, while we pro McDonald campaigners dilegently walked the neighborhood, door by door to drop off literature, we were reminded to place the information outside of the mailbox, NOT in the mailslot or box as this is illegal. But when I rec'd lit. from Ms. Roy, she had the luxury of having her campaign pieces dropped right into my front hall though the postal service's bulk mail. Mr. McDonalds campaign was earnest, honest and we all worked really hard, the HARD way!!!!!! M. Brady Hiawatha REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls