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non-US citizens for Obama [Nov. 3rd, 2008|11:23 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I work with a number of non-US citizens and I keep accidentally asking them if they've voted yet, then catching myself.

At dinner tonight I accidentally asked a German coworker if he'd voted yet and his answer surprised me: because he's not able to vote, he instead volunteered for the Obama campaign this weekend, calling voters in swing states and encouraging them to go vote. He figures he did his part that way, probably doing more good than 1 California vote anyway.

Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: terrajen
2008-11-04 08:16 am (UTC)
That's great.

If only more US citizens could be more passionate or politically aware than most immigrants.

The cab rides I've taken the past few months have been interesting because the drivers are usually foreigners, listen to news radio and love engaging their passengers in political conversation. They're like driving wikipedias! Half the stuff they say may not be true, but you can still learn from them.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-11-04 08:33 am (UTC)
> Half the stuff they say may not be true, but you can still learn from them.

I hope you're learning the right half! :-)

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[User Picture]From: terrajen
2008-11-04 08:49 am (UTC)
that's what i meant ;p
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