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I won my election. To clarify, I am now the first (unpaid) politician 2000 people will call if they have a problem. I hope the percentage of children too young to use email is high, but it's not likely.

What does this mean for me? Well, first of all, no matter what, I can't move to Quebec for at least two years. I mean, I hadn't planned to, but with our current President-elect, it was a possibility.
The struggle is under the cut. )
For the next two years, I'll have to worry about these 2000 people -- that they'll lose the little political autonomy they have, that they'll end up being forced to register on someone's list. And I'll have to fight. Mostly in small ways via forcing developers to adhere to zoning plans and pollution regulations, but I'm very aware that it may also be in big ways -- and that I'll need to be vigilant every day.

ANC

Aug. 11th, 2016 01:53 pm
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I'm on the ballot. I have one person running against me. He just graduated university and bought a house. I think if I concentrate on the people in my apartment complex -- most of whom are poor -- I have a shot at winning. Money will be tough. My calculations are that I'll need a minimum of $650 for flyers, etc. But I can spread the cost out over two months (September and October, next week's paycheck is already spoken for).

Keep your fingers crossed.

ANC

Aug. 4th, 2016 06:02 pm
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I have my temporary DC Driver's License. I have made certain my voter registration is current.

I picked up my petitions to get on the ballot for ANC, and I already have 12 valid signatures (and 7 invalid ones). I need 25 valid signatures total before 5 pm on Wednesday (which, by the way, is 90 days to the election).

Wish me luck.

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