My wife and I have seen an marked increase in door to door soliciting in our NE Heights neighborhood. Door to door sales people have never really bothered us but lately, they have become annoying and some, like the shady fellow selling frozen meat out of his pickup truck, have become unsettling. Normally, there is an increase in soliciting when school starts, but these aren't school kids coming by. Anyone else seeing an increase where they live?
Seems like some strongly worded No Soliciting signs are in order.
This isn't just about encouraging you to vote. This is about informing you about what you are voting on and how it works. If the newspapers and local TV and radio news were doing their job, and people paid attention to them, you would be hearing the details about this election.
Also, do you know that there is a big change in how we are voting this time, and that there are a dozen city bond issues to vote on, even if your City Council district isn't in play this time? Do you know where to find the websites for the candidates, and the description of the election on the City's website? Do you know that the local League of Women Voters have put out a Voter Guide that will be distributed tomorrow to Libraries, Community Centers, and Senior Centers? Do you know that City elections have stricter Voter ID rules than all other elections, and that you can't take your Absentee Ballot to your polling place, which probably isn't where it was last time?
Candidates using public financing or without large corporate donations can't afford to mail to the many registered voters in their district, and only a small percentage of them vote in city elections. Volunteers like me let them reach potential voters with a personal message. When I go to a house with a "No Solicitors" sign, they don't have to answer the door, of course. The ones I have talked to mostly say they are glad to have the information.
When I go to a house with a "No Solicitors" sign, they don't have to answer the door, of course.
I don't think it is possible to be more arrogant.