Phone Banking for Hillary Clinton

Thursday night I phone banked for Hillary for about 2 hours. It was fun. When Hillary’s lead in the polls was growing, I was thinking I might skip phone banking for her this year. When the polls began to narrow this week, though, I got a bit scared.

It was an enjoyable experience. A few people hung up on me. But most people were very pleasant. I talked to a few women who were angry at Trump’s sexist comments and were determined to vote against him. I talked to one lady who hates both Trump and Clinton and is voting for a third party.

I always feel proud to be an American when I phone bank or attend a political rally or participate in any way in the democratic process. I imagine Benjamin Franklin or Susan B. Anthony or Martin Luther King Jr. looking down at us and smiling.

I always tell my conservative friends who disapprove of my politics to phone bank for the candidate you support or to lobby your representative for the causes you believe in if you feel so strongly about these things. I disagree with their beliefs, but I support their right to participate in the political process. That’s the whole point of a democratic republic, to encourage all people to take part in the democratic process, whether you agree with them or not.

Here are Hillary’s economic proposals

Here are Hillary’s proposals on campaign finance reform

Here is how Hillary would fight terrorism and keep our country safe

Here is how Hillary would fight climate change

Here are Hillary’s proposals for affordable housing

Here are Hillary’s proposals to help lift children and families out of poverty

Here are Hillary’s proposals to help rural communities

Here are Hillary’s proposals to preserve, strengthen and keep Social Security and Medicare solvent

Here are Hillary’s proposals on reforming Wall Street

Here are HIllary’s proposals on how to maintain Americans’ workforce skills and improve job training progams

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About angelolopez

I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life. Since I was a child I’ve drawn on any scrap of paper I could get a hold of. When I went to San Jose State University, I became more exposed to the works of the great fine artists and illustrators. My college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. I also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. I graduated with a degree in Illustration. Angelo Lopez has had illustrations published in Tikkun Magazine, the Palo Alto Daily News and Z Magazine. From April 2008 to May 2011, Angelo's cartoons were regularly published in the Tri-City Voice, a weekly newspaper that covers the Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Neward, Sunol and Union City areas in California. He does a political webcomic starring his cartoon character Jasper for the progressive blogsite Everyday Citizen. Since December 2011, Angelo does a regular weekly political cartoon for the Philippines Today, a Filipino American newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since March 2013, he has also contributed cartoons to the Manila Mail, a Filipino American newspaper based in Washington D.C. Angelo is a member of the Sunnyvale Art Club, and the Northern California chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. During the 1990s, he was a member of the part-timer workers SEIU unit in the city of Sunnyvale. Angelo won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning for newspapers with a circulation under 100,000. He has also won the 2016 RFK Book and Journalism Award for Editorial Cartoons. Angelo won first prize for the Best of the West contest in 2016 and third prize in 2017. Angelo is married to Lisa Reeber. They enjoy taking walks, watching movies and hanging out with their nieces.
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One Response to Phone Banking for Hillary Clinton

  1. Thanks for doing this, Angelo. I’ve done phone banking in the past, but I was just too busy this year. Besides, Trump will win in Kansas, sad to say. We have a bunch of really uninformed people living here. I would say they’re stupid, but that’s rude.

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