Next week, Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss will yet again defend his Senate Seat - and, frankly, the fate of every bill for the next four years - against Democrat Jim Martin.
Statistically, everyone reading this knows someone in Georgia, or knows someone who knows someone in Georgia. If you don't want to call strangers (even ones with awesome accents and Southern hospitality), your assignment is to spend 5 minutes jotting down the names of anyone you know who might have relatives or friends in Georgia. Send them a quick email and remind them to make time in their schedule - carpool, babysitting, work, etc - to go vote Tuesday, December 2.
My Dad always said the world is run by those who show up. If you want something to hope for in the next four years, if any part of you has not given up on a balanced, accountable government please take action.
Give money or make phone bank calls if you can. But if you can't, commit at least to sending email, updating your Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace status to show support for Senator Chambliss and - perhaps more importantly - voting against a monopoly in Washington led by the Three Stooges (Obama, Reid, and Pelosi). Yes, you, shuddering at your keyboard. We need you.
If you're in Georgia, don't forget to offer friends - especially seniors or non-drivers - a ride to the polls. College students, young Moms who might need childcare for an hour to go vote, people who are new to the area are some folks to talk to.
Thanks in advance Moms, Happy Thanksgiving!