Monday, 31 January 2011

Join Democrats Abroad. Do It Right Now, I Command You!

There's lots happening in the world upon which I will very shortly be commenting (Tunisia! And Egypt! And Sudan! Oh my...) but for today I just want to say this:

If you are a US citizen living in the UK, and if you support the work of President Obama, the Democratic Party, or you just are certain that you are not a Republican - then I urge you to sign up online to Democrats Abroad, the State party organisation for Americans overseas.

In March, the UK branch of Democrats Abroad will be having an election to chose its Officers (I am the current Vice Chair). But only voters who are members of Democrats Abroad by midnight tonight are eligible voters. So if you want your say in our local elections, or you want to make sure you get voter alerts and updates about US national elections, join today.

No, seriously. Go do it. Please, and thank you.


Anonymous said...

*poke poke*

Moar updates pleez!

Obama London said...

Oh, OK then! Check out today's entry about Egypt and Wisconsin.

Sorry for the lack of updates here, but for the record I have been blogging this past week, just elsewhere...

Carl, Americans AGAINST Apartheid UK said...

Good blog and obvious a lot of effort hard work has gone into it.

I too am an activist. I live in the UK (London), a US Citizen and certainly would NOT vote Republican, but it'll be a cold day in hell if I ever vote Democrat. What we need is a new economic system, not a puppet of big business.

Obama also blindly supports Israel and that in itself is a recipe for disaster.

Can't wait for the protests to start when he visits London. See ya'll at the US Embassy!

Obama London said...

OK. So will these protests of yours bring about this needed new economic system? How exactly? And do you take the position that short of an entirely new system it doesn't matter what else happens to people? Going without welfare protections, social security, the right for workers to collectively bargain, or access to health care isn't a problem because it pales in comparison to the need for an entirely new system?

Surely it's possible to BOTH want a whole sale shake up of our economic model AND to vote for the marginally better result in the meantime. Which would have the added benefit that it would drive the political center of gravity closer to your position.

I just don't see the route from "protests and not voting Democrat" to "overcoming the economic world order, so while we're waiting for your revolution, couldn't we at least have basic social protections?

Obama London said...

Oh, and thanks for the compliment! Yes, the blog is a fair amount of "work", but it's one of my pleasures and hobbies, so it doesn't feel like labor really. ;)