"We will remember in November."
Conservatives, Tea Partiers and concerned citizens of every variety have pledged to remember the blatant disregard for the will of the people that this Congress has displayed. People who think this country is headed in the wrong direction plan to make their voices heard load and clear on November 2nd. I'm looking forward to that day.
But there's a problem with that plan. If we wait until November to get involved, many of us will be stuck having to choose between bad candidates and candidates who are even worse.
Are you tired of choosing between the lesser of two evils when you step up to the ballot box? Get involved in the primaries. Promote your favorite candidates on a blog, on Twitter, and in letters to the editor. Make financial contributions. And don't just show up to vote...take like-minded friends with you.
Two states have already had primary elections (IL, TX). Several states including Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will be holding primary elections in May.
This chart lists the 2010 primary election dates in all the States.
Who's running in your state/district? Find out here.
I'm looking forward to the Tax Day Tea Party protests (I will be attending one in Atlanta this week), but the time for simply making noise has passed. Let's be sure to harness the energy of our Tea Party protests for the purpose of making a powerful impact on the upcoming primary elections.
We need to be doing our research now. Some of us will have quite a bit of homework to do. In my congressional district, there 12 Republicans, 4 Democrats, one Libertarian and 4 Independents running for an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives!
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Question of the month: Do you know who is running in your state/district?