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Best Local Political Blog Phoenix 2008 -

When it comes to must-read political Web sites — present company excluded, natch — there's simply no question as to which is number one in town. And it's not Nope, the hottest scoops and best analysis come from a one-man outfit,, which somehow manages to pack more punch than a newspaper with dozens of reporters. Former state Representative Greg Patterson posts his items even while attending law school, working full time as a lobbyist (for the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance) and raising a family. The site has become enormously influential — it was Patterson's criticism of the state's 9/11 memorial that touched off years of controversy, for example — but his regular readers appreciate, more than anything, his thoughtful analysis. Whether or not you agree with him, he's never shrill and always interesting.

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Subject Line : Beat Long Poll Lines with Absentee Ballots from

Many state and local election officials are encouraging voters to use Absentee Ballots to avoid the long lines and delays expected at the polls on November 4th due to the record-breaking surge in newly registered voters.

Voters in most states still have time to obtain an Absentee Ballot by simply downloading an official application form available through, a completely FREE public service from the nonprofit StateDemocracy Foundation.

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[Subject] Equips You for the 2008 Elections

Dear Citizen: Are you ready yet for the November 4th Elections? How about your friends, family, and neighbors? More Americans are expected to vote this year than ever before in history, so don�t be left out! Be sure to ask everyone you know the following questions:Are you registered to vote? If you moved recently, have you updated your voter registration?Did you apply for an Absentee Ballot? Do you know your state may not require any reason? Can you find your local Polling Place? Do you know it may have changed from last time?The answers to these questions -- and all your voting needs -- can be found at -- the FREE 1-Stop citizen empowerment portal that Delivers Democracy to your Desktop! StateDemocracy is among the Internet�s first (since 2001) and most encompassing civic empowerment tools. In order to boost voter participation this year, is offering FREE widgets for all 50 states. You can simply download and embed these widgets into your own website so your visitors can register to vote, get an absentee ballot or find their local polling place. Lobby Congress Via also equips you to maintain an active dialog with your state and federal lawmakers once they are elected. And RIGHT NOW is an especially opportune time to contact your U.S. Senators and House Member, as Congress takes up major legislation on such issues as offshore oil drilling, another economic stimulus package and all federal appropriations bills over the next few weeks.As you lobby your elected officials, remember that lawmakers view your constituent input as reflective of scores of other citizens who felt similarly, but didn�t have (or take) the time to share their Further Empowered Grassroots VoicesOver the past 5 months, you may have visited, along with 26,000 other visitors. This latest public interest portal by the StateDemocracy Foundation remained the only online tool enabling rank-and-file Democrats to lobby all 800+ Super Delegates on which candidate to back for the party�s Presidential nomination. StateDemocracy Foundation Website Users Unite!Many of you have used our and tools in recent times, and have hopefully found your experience uplifting and empowering. I encourage all of you to help spread the news about to enable more of our fellow citizens to Connect! Engage! And Empower!Sincerely,Ken Laureys, Executive DirectorStateDemocracy

P.S. If you are interested in becoming more involved in our StateDemocracy Foundation -- including volunteering as an Advisory Board Member -- please contact me.


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