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Why Political Yard Signs Are Useless

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Politics, election 2008, activism, yard signs, organizers,

Bush Kerry Yard SignThe political yard signs that pepper front lawns across the country are a huge waste of time, Organizers—the people out there killing themselves to win this election—hate yard signs with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns.”

Instead of focusing on yard signs, people should make phone calls, knock on doors, register new voters, write a check, or do something more useful, if they really want to influence an election. Sure, signs make people feel good, but while organizers are forced to deal with yard signs, Quinn writes, “There’s a walk list sitting in a campaign office not being walked and knocked, and a newly-registered voter who projects as .45 of a vote for Obama is not being registered.”

Image by Matthew Trump, licensed under GNU.