Defeat Bush: The Guide

No one is overqualified to work for John Kerry

  • Street Teams: Tracy Sabbah ( and Seth Williams ( target tourist-heavy Manhattan spots for leafleting; Townes, e-mail above, does the same for street fairs. Training Mondays and Thursday at 7.

  • Swing States: Lisa Malone,

  • Latino Outreach: Tracy Sabbah,
    illustration: Viktor Koen

  • The All-Important Grunt Work: Last but not least, bring your laptop to contribute data entry every Thursday at 6 under Bruce Owens ( Meet at the Kerry office, 1560 Broadway, room 900, entrance east of Times Square on 46th Street.

    Union Made

    Most unions were still regrouping the week after Labor Day, but consult your shop steward—by press time, that may have changed. If it hasn't, keep asking—Kerry needs unions and vice versa.

  • 1199 Heroes: Any union member can sign up for this Service Employees International program, which trains registration workers. Time's running out, so do it quick: 212-582-1890.

  • UNITE HERE: The Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees union is calling HERE members in battleground states starting October 4, 5 to 8:30, at 275 Seventh Avenue, 15th floor. Must sign up with political department, 212-265-7000.

    Students for a Democratic Society

    Bush did surprisingly well among under-30s in 2000, but he's lost that edge. Make him pay for that loan you can't afford.

  • Democracy on the Quad: The campus version of Democracy in the Park, currently active at the Columbia University medical campus and Concordia College, and looking to expand citywide. Contact

  • League of Pissed Off Voters: Coordinating this lively, iconoclastic, music-aware national group in New York is Naina Khanna (, 212-283-8879).

  • My Vote Will Count: Campus registration drives, concentrating on getting students from swing states to register at home and vote absentee ( Currently at NYU and Columbia and anticipating rapid expansion.

    Fun and Games

    The politics of hedonism will never be defeated—assuming we work for it.

  • Music for America: A "political nonprofit" that aims to involve a million new progressives in the 2004 election. Click "Take Action" on its well-designed site ( for tools to help register voters.

  • Billionaires for Bush: You've read about them. But did you know that if you have a flair for character roles, you can be one? Find out how to dog every step Bush and Cheney take at weekly Tuesday meetings, 7 p.m., 1 Bond Street, Apartment 5C. Ask for Marco, a/k/a Monet Oliver d'Place, 201-709-7550.

  • Run Against Bush: Rouse the electorate by jogging with a group wearing $25 T-shirts that say, "Run Against Bush"; proceeds go to swing-state campaigns. Saturdays 11 a.m., in Central Park near Tavern on the Green, 67th Street and Central Park West, or downtown at 14th Street and the West Side Highway. Also Sundays, 10 a.m., at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.

  • Greene Dragon: Street theater in American Revolutionary drag. Planning meetings 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Kabin, 92 Second Avenue. E-mail updates:
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