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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2012, 06:02:19 pm »

As some of you may know, I'm considering a run for student council Vice President and have formed an exploratory committee thread. Apparently there are no defined rolls (despite the titles helping to do the defining with names like "Treasurer" and whatnot) and the guy in that job is completely useless, plus I have a good chance of winning, being known as the "political guy" in my grade, if not my school.

However, I have also found a new avenue to pursue my insatiable political ambitions, that being the role of elections inspector. According to my township's website, the usual requirements are to be an 18 or older registered voter, but they do allow sixteen and seventeen year-olds to work as well. With that in mind I've sent an email to the clerk's office hoping for a response and some sort of application. While I might not get the thrill of watching returns at home, I'll be just as pleased taking a role in the election.
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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2012, 06:06:28 pm »

It's weird hearing about/seeing MSU from an outsider's perspective.  I recognize some of the people in your post.

Huh. Who specifically?

The guy on the right in the fifth picture, and, more importantly, the protester.

Tell her all the guys from the rally are sayin' hi to her. (assuming you mean Ms. Dontlegislatemyvagina)
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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2012, 12:37:56 pm »

Less than two days into attempting to enter the local political process, I find myself already being a local mover 'n' shaker. Previously, I had addressed my email "Dear Mr. Clerk (or Mrs. as the website doesn't say who is Clerk)". That was on Thursday night. By Saturday morning, the website had been changed to include the names of the office holders. This could be a career.

In related news, I did receive a reply, saying that they're not currently working with high schools. However, she is looking to bring in some younger people to work as elections inspectors and she will keep my name and contact info on file.
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2012, 04:36:41 pm »
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Less than two days into attempting to enter the local political process, I find myself already being a local mover 'n' shaker. Previously, I had addressed my email "Dear Mr. Clerk (or Mrs. as the website doesn't say who is Clerk)". That was on Thursday night. By Saturday morning, the website had been changed to include the names of the office holders. This could be a career.

In related news, I did receive a reply, saying that they're not currently working with high schools. However, she is looking to bring in some younger people to work as elections inspectors and she will keep my name and contact info on file.
I know my county needs ALOT of election inspectors.....We kind of have a reputation for screwing close elections up.
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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2012, 05:10:21 pm »

Looks like the elections inspector position in my township may already be filled by the senior citizens that do it every year. I still should attend the July class on it in case a spot opens  up. In the meanwhile, a girl at my school worked as an elections inspector one township over and apparently she lives right next to her township's clerk and got paid $300. So I'm currently on a quest to see if I could get the Waterford Township Clerk to hit me up for a slot. The adventure continues.
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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2012, 04:26:43 pm »

Well, looks like we're gonna have a dad of my friend, and a fellow Paul supporter, attempt to become a precinct/state delegate at the Oakland County convention on May 3rd.
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« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2012, 02:44:20 pm »

The race I've truly been waiting for this year, the student council election, at my school, is nigh upon us! Despite a small scuffle with a member of the council who supported me but then mis-interpreted my intentions, things have gone rather well (though I have made contrary promises to two people, sad to say) and I got the 25/26 necessary signatures (including that of the guy I'll likely be running against on the basis that I wouldn't be running against him, that promise made at a time where I was considering running against someone else). Therefore, Clark 2012 has begun. A couple weeks ago a friend of mine drew up this nifty campaign poster. For those of you weith weak stomachs for satire, do not press the link. I'm currently deciding whether to actually post it.
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« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2012, 03:01:15 pm »
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The race I've truly been waiting for this year, the student council election, at my school, is nigh upon us! Despite a small scuffle with a member of the council who supported me but then mis-interpreted my intentions, things have gone rather well (though I have made contrary promises to two people, sad to say) and I got the 25/26 necessary signatures (including that of the guy I'll likely be running against on the basis that I wouldn't be running against him, that promise made at a time where I was considering running against someone else). Therefore, Clark 2012 has begun. A couple weeks ago a friend of mine drew up this nifty campaign poster. For those of you weith weak stomachs for satire, do not press the link. I'm currently deciding whether to actually post it.

My god, you have to use that somehow.
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« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2012, 04:20:55 pm »

The race I've truly been waiting for this year, the student council election, at my school, is nigh upon us! Despite a small scuffle with a member of the council who supported me but then mis-interpreted my intentions, things have gone rather well (though I have made contrary promises to two people, sad to say) and I got the 25/26 necessary signatures (including that of the guy I'll likely be running against on the basis that I wouldn't be running against him, that promise made at a time where I was considering running against someone else). Therefore, Clark 2012 has begun. A couple weeks ago a friend of mine drew up this nifty campaign poster. For those of you weith weak stomachs for satire, do not press the link. I'm currently deciding whether to actually post it.

My god, you have to use that somehow.

Well not in school. Tongue The establishment's been crackin' down on people, even kids who have gone here since like kindergarten and have like fifteen family members in this school. And have two months to graduate. So I'm not going to let a semi-racist campaign poster made in the spirit of sarcasm ruin my high school career. It'll stay on the internet (and in my backpack) for now.
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« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2012, 11:19:08 pm »

Just volunteered with the Clark Durant for Senate campaign here in Michigan.
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« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2012, 11:19:31 pm »
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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2012, 11:23:58 pm »
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Just volunteered with the Clark Durant for Senate campaign here in Michigan.
Thats great! What type of work do you do for him/plan on doing?
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« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2012, 12:30:53 pm »

Good luck!!!

Thanks. Smiley

Just volunteered with the Clark Durant for Senate campaign here in Michigan.
Thats great! What type of work do you do for him/plan on doing?

Well, when I signed up online, there were three little boxes to check. I chose two of them: make phone calls and something else, and skipped over "host events".

Also, my history teacher (a Democrat, btw) who's been here since '78, graduated a girl who's currently working with the Durant campaign and he said he'd try to hook me up. I thought I'd get a head start on things though.
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« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2012, 08:07:43 pm »
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Clark for Governor of Michigan!
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« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2012, 12:37:44 am »
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Btw, your slogan in Russian: "Вера, Семья, Отье*итесь"
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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2012, 04:10:05 pm »

Clark for Governor of Michigan!

All in good time, I assure you... Wink

Btw, your slogan in Russian: "Вера, Семья, Отье*итесь"

Haha, that's awesome, though I may be checking it on google translate to make sure...

Anyway, I just signed up with both the Gary Johnson and Mitt Romney campaigns. May hit up Virgil Goode as well. Have I lost my political conscience? Maybe so, but I'm looking for any and all opportunities to work on campaigns this summer.
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« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2012, 04:13:45 pm »

Looks like Goode doesn't have a straight up "Volunteer" option on his website, much to my dismay. I may decide to contact him asking to be contacted about any campaign presence in MI.
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« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2012, 08:22:38 pm »

Election Day is tomorrow! Despite the incumbent VP deciding not to run, I am facing our former two-term VP.
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« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2012, 08:25:11 pm »
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Election Day is tomorrow! Despite the incumbent VP deciding not to run, I am facing our former two-term VP.

Go Cathcon! Cheesy

Just a bit of attention whoring, I was unanimously elected Secretary of my local Teenage Republicans Club Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2012, 08:35:11 pm »


Go Cathcon! Cheesy

Just a bit of attention whoring, I was unanimously elected Secretary of my local Teenage Republicans Club Smiley

I guess I should look into one around my area.
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« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2012, 06:55:34 am »
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Election Day is tomorrow! Despite the incumbent VP deciding not to run, I am facing our former two-term VP.

Go Cathcon! Cheesy

Just a bit of attention whoring, I was unanimously elected Secretary of my local Teenage Republicans Club Smiley

I should look into joining the Young Dems.
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« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2012, 02:47:30 pm »
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Well, I lost. Incumbent got 75% of the vote, which means that women continue their monopoly on sophomore class offices, and 3/4 of officers are Asians.
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« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2012, 03:30:35 pm »
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Coup d'etat?
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« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2012, 03:33:34 pm »
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Coup d'etat?

The only logical solution.
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« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2012, 03:37:30 pm »
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Coup d'etat?

http://www.amazon.com/Coup-dÉtat-A-Practical-Handbook/dp/0674175476
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