ACTION: Explain how the elections affects you, so 300,000 US Avaaz campaigners can spread the message

As the US election focus narrows, and John McCain's campaign manager states flatly that "this election is not about issues", Avaaz.org - with 3.3m members globally - is launching a campaign to remind US voters to think of the issues and the world before they vote. Their initiative involves a petition:

Dear citizens of the USA: Your choice this November will affect the entire world. As citizens of other nations, we urge you to vote -- and, when you do so, to consider global issues like climate change, human rights, poverty, and peace. Our futures are intertwined. So when you vote, remember us.
But it goes further, offering non-Americans the opportunity to write messages (and submit photos) explaining how the outcome of the U.S. elections will affect us personally. The stories, photos, and signatures will be incorporated into advertising campaigns - and will be sent by many of the 300,000 American Avaaz members to their friends, families, and colleagues in personal appeals to consider international issues in the election.

Brett Solomon, an Australian Avaaz campaigner, writes: "Will this work? Of course, it won't decide the election all by itself. But it could have a significant impact. It's critical for all of us to be respectful in our messages; approaching this with the wrong spirit could risk triggering a backlash. We all recognise that this is a democratic election, and the decisions will be made by U.S. voters themselves. But while it's not our place to tell Americans what to do, it's certainly appropriate for us to let them know that their actions affect us all around the world -- and our polling of U.S. Avaaz members shows they're excited to bring our global messages to their friends and neighbours [83.2% responded favorably to this campaign, against just 4.7% who thought it was a bad idea]."

4 comments:

Tamarah said...

The USA is OUR country, NOT YOURS.

Shut up, and stay out of our political affairs. You do not have to live with the SOCIALIST policies that Obama represents.

You want to welcome Islamis Terrorist to take over your country, have at. But most Americans are happy living in the most free, successful country in the world.

Sorry your countries suck so bad that you encourage people to BREAK OUR LAWS to get in, but, instead of trying to screw up our country, why don't you focus on FIXING YOURS?

Anthony said...

I have an idea. You all love Obama so much, we should give him to you. Then McCain can be president and Obama God-Emperor (like that Dune novel). You will like us again, right?

"For America so loved the world that she gave its only begotten Obama, so that whoever should believes in Him would not dispair, but receive free universal health care."

And as an added attraction, we will throw in Celine Dion -- though she is really Canadian.

Damocles said...

Who gives a crap what the world wants, you don't live here so your opinion isn't worth the bandwidth of this website! Keep drinking that Kool-Aid!

You people want Obama as your messiah so much, you can have him. His credentials are paper-thin and he is NOT qualified to be my President.

sfcmac said...

The American Left and the Eurotrash (including the Canadians) view themselves as "cultural and moral superiors"; taking the role of "back seat driver" while the U.S. gets behind the wheel. If any one of you think you would be better at world leader/cop, then by all means, please take the fucking job.

Eurotrash effetes are a laugh a minute. The Chinese purchase of your beloved Bubba Clinton's 1996 re-election wasn't enough.
As long as we had a leftist lackey in office who kissed your ass and opted out of retaliation in the face of growing Islamic terrorism, you were as giddy as a schoolgirl.

Trouble is, most Americans don't care what you think.