This is the time of the year when just about every press release, every stump speech, every ad, sounds like every other press release, stump speech and ad.
I thought it was a joke, until a little Googling found there really isa League of Pissed Off Voters. Well, sort of, I guess. Google the term and you get sent here...the League of Young Voters.
There is Another site, that does not betray its name, It also says,
The League of Pissed Off Voters is a GOTV organization run by young people in 6 different states.
It lists those states as Maine, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ohio.
You may notice.... that's 5.
Maybe there's a story there. Maybe one state..... made 'em mad.... and they kicked it out.
"You may notice.... that's 5."
I see California listed as well...
Gotta agree witcha on that one, Jeff. Besides their arithmetic, their spelling could use a little work. "Pensylvania" is listed as one of their states.
Well, yeah, I saw this:
"Hit the streets with the Portland League, fight corporate globalization, and save Maine! California"
I don't really know what that means. Is that telling California to save Maine?
Why not link to the Twin Cities League of Pissed Off Voters? They have been really active and successful. This year they won 10 of their 13 endorsed primary races.
Some of those notables are Juan Lopez for Hennepin County Sheriff, Gregory Gray for Hennepin County Commissioner District 2, Rafael Ortega for Ramsey County Commissioner District 5, Willie Dominguez for HD58B, Patricia Torres Ray for SD62, Mee Moua for SD67, Betty McCollum for CD4 & Keith Ellison for CD5, Mark Ritchie for SOS, Amy Klobuchar for US Senate, etc.
Check out: http://www.twincities.indyvoter.org/
BTW, the League actually goes by several names (locally-nationally). They are also known as the League of Independent Voters and the League of Young Voters.
The League has also endorsed the Minneapolis Charter Amendment supporting the use of Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) for Minneapolis elections that is on the ballot in November.
I would also give them huge kudos for their efforts on election day. I had one of their reps jump onto my bus while it was waiting at at a stop in 2004, give a schpiel and hand out voter guides. I'd just come from voting, but the effort was nice.