election countdown

Welcome to #ElectionCollection! 

Every Tuesday, the Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and American Experience PBS will share campaign memorabilia on a different theme! Our first challenge is “Signs, Posters, Brochures.” We <3 the heartfelt plea of this campaign poster for Herbert Hoover.

Share your paper memorabilia of past campaigns with us. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents–show us your signs!

Remember to tag them with #ElectionCollection. We can’t wait to see what you have!

#ElectionCollection is a weekly challenge to share your Presidential campaign memorabilia from the past! Join the Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and American Experience PBS every Tuesday as we countdown to Election Tuesday. Show us the mementos that you’ve saved and tag #ElectionCollection!

Image: Campaign poster from 1928. “Herbert Hoover is in the Heart of all of US” from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.

Bill hates Sam because when Bill dared to criticise the Labor Party, Sam called the Nationals a bunch of fuckwit whingers and then asked Bill politely not to swear in front of Callum. Bill had called the Greenies a swarm of arseholes, then Tom had asked what arseholes and bees had in common. It’s the type of communal stream-of-intellectual-Finch-Mackee-consciousness that used to cause her and Joe to laugh hysterically.
—  The Piper’s Son, Melina Marchetta
theguardian.com
Canada election: will anti-Harper sentiment be enough to bring progressives to power?
Polling suggests Stephen Harper could lose to Justin Trudeau, but as Canadians prepare to vote on 19 October, recent election upsets in the UK and Israel have taught observers to take polls with a grain of salt
By Jessica Murphy

This Guardian article has a good summary of the state of the race. It also sounds a very important cautionary note: within the past year, right-wing scumbags in Britain and Israel have defied predictions and been returned to power. Let’s not add ourselves to that list; get out and vote.