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I Got Catcalled While Canvassing For Hillary, And Everything Fell Into Perspective

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 11.08.2016 | Women
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

My booty's strength got me a rowing scholarship to college. It powered me through triathlons and yoga classes. To have a stranger -- a rude one nonetheless -- comment so confidently and offensively about it is not okay.

All In For Hillary! A Progressive Mom's Back-To-School To-Do List

Jennifer Rand | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Rand

The following was adapted from a blog entry originally published on my website, Musings from the FeMOMist, on September 2, 2016. For the original ver...

The Most Powerful Entity in the Sanders Campaign Are the People

Nana Karlsson-Ofori | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Nana Karlsson-Ofori

This article originally appeared on in April 2016. The countless numbers of volunteers who spend hours phone banking, canvassing, hos...

3 Tips On How To Create An Image That Will Go Viral

Catriona Pollard | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

I just love marrying a thought or insight with an image...and if you follow me you can see I share one nearly every day. I have a very specific idea...

What Is Even More Powerful Than Coming Out?

David Fleischer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Fleischer

It turns out that our willingness to listen as well as talk -- a combination we can call Coming Out 2.0 -- not only affects those who are conflicted about LGBT people or prejudiced against us. It also keeps their hearts and minds changed for a long time.

How to Deal With Clipboard-Carrying Charity Solicitors

Chris Mahr | Posted 09.30.2014 | New York
Chris Mahr

If you live in New York City, at some point you've been approached by a suspiciously friendly person carrying a clipboard, asking if you "have a minute for [insert name of charity here]."

Confessions of an HRC Canvasser

Francisco J. Tirado | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Francisco J. Tirado

You're walking down the street (perhaps shopping, or on your lunch break), and up ahead you see one of those street activists with the binders. They're trying to make eye contact with you, but you've averted your gaze and pulled out your phone. "Hey! Do you have one minute for gay rights?"

Being Part of the American Story

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

When I was 12-years-old, I went door to door in my Lincoln, NE neighborhood for George McGovern. It didn't work, as Nixon won Nebraska that year with about 75 percent of the vote. But I was hooked and have been doing it in elections ever since.

Jacob Revers - Undecided Vote - Confessions of a Teenage Political Canvasser

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

What follows below is a guest post by a 17-year-old high school student who has been actively canvassing and doing precinct walking in his neighborhoo...

Canvassing South Philly: Silicon Valley Goes East

Geri Spieler | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Geri Spieler

An elderly man, white, lectured me on the degradation of our political system and predicted a revolution after this election. A woman heard why I was there and yelled at me to get off her stoop.

Blind Insight: Falling Down Never Felt So Good

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

We came home after five hours of canvassing our neighborhood tired and wet, but elated. Happy with the knowledge that I was able to break my own mental barrier from my still-new blindness and content with the assurance that I know I will be doing it again.

The Alignment Between Undecided and Base Voters

Mike Lux | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

This year, there is another reason to be a little more optimistic about the undecided: they look a lot like Democratic base voters.

It's a Tablet! It's a Computer! It's an Opportunity!

Alex Palombo | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology
Alex Palombo

I love hearing about new gadgets and technology, so when Microsoft introduced its new tablets, with a detachable keyboard and the new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, I was pretty excited about the new opportunities the tech would create.

Break Out of the Beltway

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 10.28.2012 | DC
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Many couples are getting ready for the last days of summer. For sure, unstructured beach time is a wonderful way to de-stress and recharge. However, in terms of building intimacy through shared experiences, lounging on a beach is not necessarily the answer.

"But The Real Thing Is the Supreme Court"

Jon (Bowzer) Bauman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Jon (Bowzer) Bauman

My favorite political activity by far is called canvassing, which means actually knocking on doors to get out the vote. Admittedly, being "Bowzer" is part of the fun of canvassing for me.

"Clipboard Zombies" Find Their Foe In Boulder Ad Agency

Boulder Daily Camera | Laura Snider | Posted 08.17.2011 | Denver

After Mighty Fudge Studios moved to the west end of the Pearl Street Mall last year, it didn't take long before the employees began to realize that wo...

Students for Hillary: No More Promises, We Want Proof

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
NYCity News Service

"The majority of my friends who are voting for Obama can't give me any substantive reason as to why they are voting for him," she said.

Fired Up for the Final Two Weeks

Jeremy Bird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Bird

News coverage of the "Moving America Forward" rally at The Ohio State University this past Sunday has focused on the massive, energized crowd of 35,00...

Sam Stein

Democrats Working Ground Game As Conservative Groups Storm The Airwaves | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From mid-August through mid-October, nearly every dime of independent expenditure money spent by the conservative group American Crossroads went to po...

The Job of Convincing: Organizing for America's Pledge Canvassing

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natasha Chen

The nationwide canvassing event to obtain pledge signatures in support of Obama's plans lasted only a few hours, but a group of Bay Area volunteers pledged to do much more.

The Giving Garden

Bridget Mason and Kayomi Wada | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bridget Mason and Kayomi Wada

Judging by the almost 80 volunteers who came out to build a garden in Downtown Tacoma, I would have to say there are a lot of Americans out there just waiting for an opportunity to give back!

Will Obama's Presidency End the Progressive Movement?

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Progressive billionaires, bloggers and grassroots activists mobilized less against a conservative president than a complicit mainstream media and a Bush-enabling Democratic establishment.

Doing it All, for Obama

Nancy Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Leo

Every day I checked the mail. No inaugural ball invitation. My anxiety rose. When were they going to send them out? Didn't they know that I needed time to shop for a gown, and really go on a diet?

What I Saw at the Revolution -- Obama Campaign

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Like many, I am sitting by the telephone waiting for Barack Obama to call me in recognition of all of my sweat equity over the last 16 months on this revolutionary campaign.

Canvassing in Colorado; Battleground Blues

Emily Cotler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Cotler

"Hi, my name is Emily, and I'm a volunteer for Barack Obama's campaign for change..." I didn't really understand the term "Battleground State" until ...