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If you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, these guys are a San Antonio outfit dedicated to registering college students to vote in south-central Texas. They've come to all my classes to register students, and have already registered about 1/3 of the students at Heebie U. I'm told that they've registered about 17K students so far this year, and their goal is 30K before voter registration ends on October 9th. (For what it's worth, turnout was
406,594 4.5 million in Texas in 2014, which at 28.5% was the worst turnout in the country. (Ed: the 406K number was just Dallas, I misread and then kept returning to stare at it because it made no sense.))
According to my spreadsheet, I've knocked on 170 doors and registered/updated 20 voter registrations over a month, which feels fairly demoralizing. Why am I bothering with that kind of marginal returns, when it's far more important to get these guys to have 15 minutes to talk to a 300 person lecture hall on a big state university?