Comments for Greta Christina's Blog https://the-orbit.net/greta/ Atheism, sex, politics, dreams, and whatever. Sat, 27 Apr 2024 23:06:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.6 Comment on Why I Like Writing Postcards to Get Out the Vote by Greta Christina https://the-orbit.net/greta/2024/04/26/why-i-like-postcards-gotv/#comment-58448 Sat, 27 Apr 2024 23:06:48 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19616#comment-58448 Lisa: Yes, there is research on this, and yes, it’s effective. I’ve written about it:

https://the-orbit.net/greta/2024/01/02/getting-out-the-vote-what-works-best/

Quick summary: Many methods of getting out the vote are effective; none is a magic wand. Which method to use (postcards, phone calls, texting, door-to-door canvassing) depends on whether you’re an individual or a campaign organizer, and on your own skills and capacities. Postcards are very much comparable to other methods, especially when looked at in terms of votes gotten out per hour spent. And with all of the methods there’s a long-term effect: if you get someone out to vote in an upcoming election, they’re more likely to vote in the next one.

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Comment on Why I Like Writing Postcards to Get Out the Vote by Lisa https://the-orbit.net/greta/2024/04/26/why-i-like-postcards-gotv/#comment-58447 Sat, 27 Apr 2024 00:35:44 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19616#comment-58447 Has there been any research you know of on how much of a difference this makes?

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Comment on I Lost Weight The Right Way. I Still Gained It All Back. by Vancouverois https://the-orbit.net/greta/2023/11/20/lost-weight-gained-it-back/#comment-58442 Fri, 26 Apr 2024 13:57:42 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19567#comment-58442 I’m sorry you feel that way – but I don’t think you fucked up, at all.

You did write sensitively about the topic, and went to great pains to make it clear you weren’t fatphobic and weren’t advocating fatphobia. And you said some things about the fat acceptance movement that needed to be said – particularly the tendency of some FA activists to be aggressively intolerant of any attempt to lose weight, no matter the motivation.

Your basic message was one of body acceptance; it was a good message then, and it’s still a good message now.

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Comment on Trike Cheats by Sharon https://the-orbit.net/greta/2024/04/03/trike-cheats/#comment-58328 Wed, 03 Apr 2024 20:18:26 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19612#comment-58328 ]]> I love this! So much of finding pleasure (or even just meh tolerance) in movement is unpacking all the ways we’ve internalized that it has to be miserable and finding another way.

San Francisco is full of so many physical hills to die on, none of them are worth it. 😉

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Comment on Trike Cheats by Susie https://the-orbit.net/greta/2024/04/03/trike-cheats/#comment-58326 Wed, 03 Apr 2024 20:08:52 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19612#comment-58326 I love all these cheats, and I am impressed you learned them in SF, which I never got the hang of, when I was living there! But where I live, we have a couple monster hills, to, which of course are “on the way to my house.”

I had a trike. Loved it. A recumbent bike, loved it. Do you see a pattern? And then yes, after years on the fence, I got an e-bike. I’m into it. I bike more than ever, which was the whole point. And I dont’ think twice about grocery shopping and heavy loads. I can turn off the “assist” if I want, anytime. It’s sort of like having another gear. In any case, I think you look super groovy on that cute trike, and I’m so glad you wrote this!

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Comment on Getting Out the Vote with Postcards by George Eyong https://the-orbit.net/greta/2024/02/26/getting-out-the-vote-with-postcards/#comment-58307 Sun, 31 Mar 2024 02:07:19 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19606#comment-58307 Hi!

I’m a longtime reader from when were publishing on Typepad and Freethought Blogs.

I want to let you know that I can’t access your RSS feed in my reader, since it seems to require clicking on the Cloudflare box in the browser.

I’ll check the box for email notifications with this comment for now.

Thank you for your writing and advocacy, and I look forward to reading more.

All the best,

-George

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Comment on Getting Out the Vote — What Works Best? by Anderson https://the-orbit.net/greta/2024/01/02/getting-out-the-vote-what-works-best/#comment-58249 Fri, 15 Mar 2024 11:47:44 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19592#comment-58249 Nice Post

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Comment on Getting Out the Vote with Postcards by Adam Lee https://the-orbit.net/greta/2024/02/26/getting-out-the-vote-with-postcards/#comment-58213 Tue, 27 Feb 2024 20:26:02 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19606#comment-58213 I second the postcards method! I’ve been writing them with Postcards to Voters for a few years and Activate America more recently.

I find postcards are a better use of my time than phone banking. I’ve done that too, but everyone screens their calls now. It usually takes about an hour of calling to reach one or two real people, and that just doesn’t seem like a good return on investment for my time.

Plus, I like to think postcards are just a better method of getting people’s attention. No one likes getting the hard sell over the phone from a stranger. A postcard doesn’t intrude on the recipient’s life to the same degree, and you can stick it on your fridge as a friendly reminder to vote.

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Comment on Getting Out the Vote — What Works Best? by Peter ffoulkes https://the-orbit.net/greta/2024/01/02/getting-out-the-vote-what-works-best/#comment-58079 Wed, 03 Jan 2024 01:32:43 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19592#comment-58079 Glad to be back in your orbit Greta. Your book ‘Paying for it’ still has a treasured place on my bookshelf.

Your work is important, keep it up.

Peter ff

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Comment on Talisker, 2011-2023 by Annie Hosking https://the-orbit.net/greta/2023/12/29/talisker-2011-2023/#comment-58077 Sun, 31 Dec 2023 20:54:48 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/greta/?p=19574#comment-58077 I’m so sorry. Losing a beloved pet is hard.

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