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Elections Mon Sep 20 2010

Help the Young. Make Them VOTE.

If you're reading this post, you're probably two steps ahead of the game as far as being an engaged, concerned citizen that does their civic duty with unadulterated pride. You keep score on the news, the blogs, the print, the web, all forms of communication so you know the scoop. And Election Day ranks right up there with Halloween as the reason for the season for you.

Well, this upcoming weekend is your chance to get other folks just as involved and enthralled with our invigorating, and oft-times messy political process. Progressive Alliance - Cook County (PA - CC) is conducting an outreach in high-density and youth-heavy districts within Chicago in an effort to mobilize the 18-to-35 demographic in registering and encouraging them to vote. Regardless of political affiliation, instilling the ethic of civic participation in the young and getting them involved in the political process is a must as we move ever onwards. So enjoy the encroaching fall weather and hit the pavement this weekend, helping your fellow citizens be more...well...citizen-like.

See below for the full specs and contact info from The Progressive Alliance Cook County (PA - CC) on how to get involved. If you happen to volunteer to take a shift in the SouthSide districts they'll be hitting up, make sure to take a break at Daley's Restaurant (no Mayoral affiliation- been there since 1892!) on 63rd and Cottage Grove and get some of their Navy Bean soup and Smothered Pork Chops.

*****Please contact if you are interested in signing up for a shift or RSVP on our Facebook event page and we'll be in touch: If you have questions, feel free to call Karlo (312.493.4903) or Joanna (312.307.0840).

The Regions:

- North Region - Wards 48 & 49 (Rogers Park, Edgewater, Andersonville)

- Mid-North - Wards 32,42, 43, & 44 (Lincoln Park, Uptown, Gold Coast, Lakeview, River North)

- Southside - Wards 5 & 6 (Hyde Park, Woodlawn, Grand Crossing, South Shore, Chatham)

The Shifts:

Each of the following shifts will be staffed by at least 4 volunteers per ward and coordinated by a PA - CC member:

Sat 11a-2p 2p-5p 6p-9p

Sun 12p-3p 3p-5p

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