Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Desperately Seeking Younger Independents

Yes, I know, it's been nearly two months since my last post, and here I am begging. You really don't want to hear about my cross-country move, full-time caregiving stint, technological problems, or the myriad other complications in my life, do you? Good. I'll forgo giving you the details.

Now to my request: I really need to hear from younger independent voters ("younger" meaning 35 and under). I know you're out there; every stat and poll indicates that more and more young people are registering as independents due to their disenchantment with partisan politics. Let me hear from you, okay? I've interviewed dozens of independents for my book We the Purple: Faith, Politics, and the Independent Voter, but so far I haven't connected with any younger voters. It's okay if you're registered with a major party in order to vote in the primaries, as long as you consider yourself to be independent. Also, I'm including third-party voters as well; as far as I'm concerned, we're kindred spirits in our efforts to bring about political reform.

If you'd like to be interviewed for the book, email me ASAP at ford2200@bellsouth.net.