Sunday, January 27, 2008

What You Can Do

A friend and fellow Obama supporter asked me today how she could help. Given how many calls I need to make, the answer is easy, help me make some calls! But she's busy and she travels a lot, so even making phone calls from a list can be difficult.

So here's my suggestion: be the change that Senator Obama is inspring us to be. Start the difficult political conversations with your friends, neighbors, coworkers. Especially if they support someone else.

When they talk, LISTEN! Don't just wait for them to stop moving their lips so you can make a couner point, listen for what they really care about, what they are afraid of. See the situation from their perspective. Tell them why you support Senator Obama, but do so in a way that respects their issues as well as your own.

No matter who wins this primary election, we have our work cut out for us in this country. But if we can work with our neighbors, even when we disagree, then we can accomplish anything.

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