Whipper Snapper Phone Banking for Obama

Posted by Ann | Monday, November 3rd, 2008

[Ann Raber is a BallotVox co-curator.] Have you guys met Henry? No? Well, allow me the pleasure of introducing you. Henry lives near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He loves comedy, bowling, Barack Obama, and walleye fishing, but we're thinking he has a future in speech writing. Henry blogs about fishing, contributes to wikiHow, ...

Poll Addict

Posted by Katherine | Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Maybe not a poll Blake relies on [elycefeliz / Flickr] Blake from Portland, Oregon, recently married his soulmate, loves Bruce Springsteen, and works/studies at Portland State University. An avowed political junkie, he's addicted in particular to polls. He must be jonesing this pre-election weekend. (Thanks, Ann Raber.) [Polls are] hardly a flawless ...

A Pastor’s Tips on Voting

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Church and flag [Golden ~Eye~ / Flickr] Jeff Leake is a Steelers fan (he lives in Pittsburgh) and likes reading novels at Borders bookstores. He's also the lead pastor of Allison Park Church and has been asked a lot about the election and how to consider the candidates. Here's a longish excerpt ...

Elections: A Romance

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 22nd, 2008

[riot jane / Flickr] This is amusing and at least partly true. Jennifer Killpack-Knutsen, who's from Salt Lake City and likes green living, makes the case that elections are like dating (thanks, Ann Raber): Most people see only what they want to see in the candidate or potential partner. Well, they might ...

South Asian American Youth

Posted by Katherine | Monday, August 11th, 2008

Bobby Jindal on Fox [Maitri Venkat-Ramani / Flickr] Ravi is an 18-year-old guest blogger at the South Asian American group blog Sepia Mutiny. He'll be at the Democratic convention and is gearing up for it by thinking about the healthy desi youth interest in this election (hat tip to volunteer curator ...

Veteran Suicides and PTSD

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 19th, 2008

JustA11en starts by saying, "In the interest of full disclosure, this video will not be entertaining..." That may be true, but you should watch it to the very end anyway. JustA11en is a veteran and a self-described "veritable cornucopia of useless, non applicable, knowledge." In this particular case, his intensity ...

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Posted by Katherine | Friday, June 13th, 2008

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Obama has said he would lift it; McCain feels it's working and ought to be left alone. In this video, kevdude25, who is gay and on active duty in the military, asks the Republican candidates (now whittled down to McCain) what freedom he's fighting for when ...