Tuesday, February 21, 2006

NSA Wiretaps, MoveOn Vigils, and Promoting VichyDems

I'm about to simultaneously promote an event that makes me very comfortable, and take a leap into blogwhoring on a level that makes me uncomfortable. The only reason I'm even considering the second part is that the issue is so important, and the opportunity so potentially constructive.

MoveOn is sponsoring vigils tomorrow in most major cities to protest the warrantless NSA wiretaps and demand hearings. Go to their site, sign up, and attend if you can, because it's the right thing to do, and a perfect adjunct to our ongoing Game Plan on the same topic.

Here's the part I'm uncomfortable with, but am doing anyway: if you go to a MoveOn vigil, please consider telling people about VichyDems. We frankly could use more readers, more activists, more phone callers, and people hopefully will appreciate knowing that this resource exists.

Don't be a jerk about it. Don't litter. (Go out of your way to pick up litter!) Don't distract from MoveOn's sponsorship or message.

But if you're willing, it would help our cause if people either made 3x5 cards with the VichyDems url, or printed out this .pdf flyer and highlighted the url so it stands out more, to give to people at the vigils who say they're interested.

Remember, I don't profit personally from this site, for what that's worth. And please be unbelievably responsible: don't litter, don't interrupt the speakers, don't "spam" by handing out flyers willy-nilly. Our goodwill is our most valuable asset. But I'd love to get the word out more.

And either way, go to a vigil if you can.

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