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The 24 Hour Challenge

In addition to the 211th anniversary of the birth of John Keats, today is also the last day to vote on the proposed constitution for Dartmouth. Have you heard about this thing? I’ve mentioned it a few times. I strongly urge all Dartblog readers to cast a ‘no’ vote on the constitution, which appears as Amendment One on the ballot. But since all Dartblog readers have done so, here’s is my challenge:

Before the day is out and the tides turn in, call five friends from Dartmouth. Catch up, and then tell them how crucial it is that they call 603-646-2258 before 4:30 PM ET today, get their personal PIN number, and then call 866-620-4940 at any time before midnight tonight to cast their ballot. There are five items on the ballot. The first item they will hear about is the constitution. After the voice on the telephone, in a nod to Josef Stalin, urges a vote of ‘yes’, your friend will be allowed to cast his or her vote. He or she should vote ‘no’. Then continue following the prompts.

Can you do this? To five people? Grazie.


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