I'd have to make sure it would be legit but as I live right at the border between the two states I ought to be able to register voters for your party in both states.
Back in the day I made a significant contribution towards getting the Green Party on the California ballot. The Green canvassers were offered pay for each new registered party member, but I donated all of my pay back to the party. I wasn't trying to earn a living by registering voters, but to do something about the RepubliCrats who infest both Sacramento and Washington DC.
No amount of Perl code or enthusiasm from technically-minded people is going to get your party into office. You have to captivate the interest of other people who have other political objectives. For example rather than focussing on the H1B fiasco, which really only affected technical professionals, you can use the H1B problem as an illustrative example when explaining your positions to every American worker who is concerned about the loss of his job to those in other countries.
The single-most diligent bloc of voters, as far as actually turning out at the polls and taking their vote seriously, are retired people. Unfortunately not all of them are the most critical of thinkers. I've spent a couple of months now trying to clue my seventy-three year old mother not only why she should support the Occupy Vancouver and Occupy Protest movements, but further why she ought to go down and join them.
Instead she bitterly opposes the entire #Occupy movement because she is easily able to see on broadcast television that their tent cities are so untidy, and they make trouble for the civic authorities by for example not picking up their litter.
She is completely unable to understand or appreciate that the reason that there are so many homeless, hungry and destitute people in her community was the manipulations of the financial markets by the rich that created the subprime economic crisis.
She profoundly fails to understand, and gets very, very concerned and tried to stop me, or shut me up, when I get so upset at seeing some poor fucker freezing in the cold rain or so, asking for a few hours of work so he can buy a bite to eat. She sees those people as being very untidy, you see, in that they sleep out on public sidewalks, thereby blocking the path, or perhaps urinating or defecating in public.
Despite the fact that my mother is in many ways an incredibly compassionate woman, she completely fails to grasp that she ought to be directing her compassion at those who truly need her help.
Conversely, she regards wealthy people as being completely above any moral reproach for no other reason than that they are generally very good about tending to their yards, and also because they dress well, have well-kempt hair, the men shave regularly and so on.
What does your party have to say to women like my mother?
You're going to have a really hard time getting her to believe that her own elected representatives do not actually vote the way she wants them to. If they did so fail to represent her, she would of course vote for someone else.
The main way that she presently keeps up on politics is by watching Fox News and reading books by such blowhards as Bill O'Reilly.
I AM ABSOLUTELY SERIOUS
My mother is anything but a right-wing conservative. In reality, she is just as much an ardent, hard-core lefty as I am. Before she retired she was a school teacher, a medical secretary for a public health program whose main focus was on ensuring that the children of immigrant farmworkers were vaccinated before attending elementary school, and a librarian.
Librarians generally keep a low profile, but the fact that there is even such a thing as free speech in this country has an awful lot to do with the work of our librarians. Witness for example the discussion at The Other Site this evening, over the tension between the desire of public libraries to perpetually and freely lend eBooks, while eBook publishers without any real justification argue that eBook license fees out to be repaid in full every time a book has been lent out a certain number of times.
That's not how it works for dead-tree library books. Once a library has acquired a book, they can keep lending it out until The Heat Death of the Universe without paying another dime.
Mike Crawford for Clark County Commissioner
District 1 North County
Paid for by The Communard Party of Washington State