The Shower Party: A great way to register new voters and build community
Dear Move-on member,
Do you want to make sure a progressive is in the White House come November? Are you concerned with our environment, in particular, the quality of our potable water?
If so, then we would like to encourage you to host a shower party. All you need is a shower, some shampoo, and maybe conditioner, hair care products, sponges, body wash, etc and a little community spirit. What better way to register new voters than inviting them to shower with members of their own community? Also, you’ll be conserving water and helping to preserve our aquifers– a needed action in this, the era of Bush 43.
Q: Should this be open to all members of the community?
A: Community members 18 years (voting age) and older should be invited as this is largely a voter registration event–particular emphasis should place on recruiting the unregistered. The more young, unregistered, college-age voters, the better.
Q: Should I bring my bathing suit?
A: You should do whatever makes you feel comfortable, but in the spirit of fostering community, we hope you’ll help us to usher in a new era of political and social honesty.
Q: What if I can’t fit my community into my shower?
A: The American people are as resourceful as they are good natured; the fun is in the trying!
Q: Can I invite elected officials?
A: Why not? Already we’ve received suggestions that we invite several prominent senators and even a former president to our own National Shower Committee. The discussion is ongoing, but who knows? You may end up taking a shower with a familiar face!
Q: Has any candidate officially endorsed the shower-party concept?
A: Former president Clinton has expressed a willingness to shower with first-time voters. Whether or not this would be a campaign related activity, we are not sure. Obama and Senator Clinton have remained noncommittal as of yet, suggesting anxieties over “bathing suit malfunctions.”
Won’t you help to organize Shower Party in your community? Please respond at www.moveon.org/showerparty if you would like host or attend this wonderful experiment in community building. We can’t wait to get to know you!
Chairman of the Moveon.org Unorthodox Ideas Committee