View Poll Results: How do you participate?

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  • I vote

    32 91.43%
  • I've signed petitions

    26 74.29%
  • I've written, called, or approached my representative in person

    20 57.14%
  • I've attended protests

    12 34.29%
  • I'm an active member of a political organization

    9 25.71%
  • Other (explain)

    9 25.71%
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Thread: Political Participation

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    Political Participation

    How do you participate in your country's politics?

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    Re: Political Participation

    I do not participate in my Country's politics.
    I would if my vote was for the person i intended it to be for.
    BUT, my Country takes all the overseas votes and regardless of who each person actually votes for applies the votes as thus.
    First they find out which party each person has voted for, then whichever Party is in power at time of vote applies all the opposition votes to a Seat where the opposition has an enormous majority.
    Whereas with all the votes for their own Party they apply these to a seat where with these overseas votes, there own candidate will be elected.
    That to me is not Democracy.

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    Re: Political Participation

    I do all of the things you've listed. Under "Other," I also write letters to the editor at the Chicago Tribune and suburban Daily Herald. Occasionally, they're published.
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    Re: Political Participation

    I vote, and sign petitions. I also want to work as a poll both worker.

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    Re: Political Participation

    Besides voting and writing to government officials, I constantly educate myself.

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    Re: Political Participation

    I used to do all of the above but now, I do not participate in this rigged game. I continue to educate myself.
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    Re: Political Participation

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    I do not participate in my Country's politics.
    I would if my vote was for the person i intended it to be for.
    BUT, my Country takes all the overseas votes and regardless of who each person actually votes for applies the votes as thus.
    First they find out which party each person has voted for, then whichever Party is in power at time of vote applies all the opposition votes to a Seat where the opposition has an enormous majority.
    Whereas with all the votes for their own Party they apply these to a seat where with these overseas votes, there own candidate will be elected.
    That to me is not Democracy.
    Which country is that? I live in Spain but still have a vote in the UK. In the last election I registered to vote as a non-resident. My vote had to apply to the constituency in which I last voted, despite the fact that I no longer I have any connection with that area. It's a slightly restrictive rule but I can't think of how else these things could be decided.
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    Re: Political Participation

    Other: All the above.

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    Re: Political Participation

    I've also done all of the above but to my amazement most of the people I know only vote. They have never even written their representative or signed a petition!

    I think modern democracy is threatened primarily by lack of participation, and apathy.

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    Re: Political Participation

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    I've also done all of the above but to my amazement most of the people I know only vote. They have never even written their representative or signed a petition!

    I think modern democracy is threatened primarily by lack of participation, and apathy.
    Personally, I think we would be better off if the majority even bothered to vote, let alone sign petitions and the like.

    I've only voted so far, but my interests may lead me to do more at some point.

    Depending, of course, on the issues, candidates, etc.
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