Getting Out the Vote

Vote door hanger Americans for Prosperity

One side of the Americans for Prosperity door hanger urging people to vote.

When I was a Cub Scout in 1952, ten years old, we were given a daunting task.

The 5,000-person town of Easton, Maryland, where my father served as President of the Town Council, was divided up and we Cubs were told to put Liberty Bell-shaped door hangers on doors.

It was an intimidating task, but I remember my first door.

It had a long, wooden porch with the door at the end. It was on the corner of an alley (maybe just a small street) that had houses facing it about two blocks from our home at 212 S. Aurora Street.

Now the same idea has been picked up by Americans for Prosperity.

I find it ironic that I passed out Get Out the Vote door hangers the year that Eisenhower first got elected and the Americans for Prosperity quote Ike on the need to vote:

“The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.”

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