I spent 8 hours working locally for the Kerry campaign today. It was quite fun and I got to meet more than a few interesting people. I plan to do more. I hope anyone who feels this country needs a change will do a little bit more than vote and bitch on the internet. Even if all you can do is stuff envelopes for an hour or two, it allows another staffer or volunteer to do something else during that time. Canvassing is very important, as is transportation the day of the election. I was giving a little money to the DNC here and there, but felt I had a responsibility to do more. When I have kids, I don't want to have to give the same shameful answer to questions the German children of the 50s and 60s asked their parents: "what were you doing?"