Proactive 

Countdown By the time you read this there will be less than a week until the presidential election. And for those who want to send George Dubya and his cronies packing, there’s a lot you can do. For starters, check out the politically progressive Web site, www.moveon.org, which has mobilized thousands of John Kerry supporters, raised millions of dollars and created poignant advertisements sure to swing even the most ambivalent voter. To find out how you can help defeat Bush by going door-to-door in battleground states, including Michigan and Ohio,click on moveonpac.org/lnvb/travel.

But if you don’t have time to work here at home or travel, make a donation that will help moveon.org air a new ad in which Bush disturbingly jokes about not being able to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Check out the ad and make a donation by clicking: moveonpac.org/donate/doesntgetit.html.

FUNK THE VOTE Hoping to get voters ages 18 and 35 to discuss politics beyond the upcoming presidential election, a nonprofit hip-hop and arts organization called Project A.R.T. and the Wayne State Student Council are teaming up to put on “Amp’D2VOTE” at 7 p.m. on election night.

The free concert features Detroit native and funkster Amp Fiddler, who also sits on Project A.R.T.’s board of directors. Fiddler’s album Waltz of a Ghetto Fly, released earlier this year, was a smash overseas, and he has toured or recorded with artists such as Prince, Maxwell and D-12.

Anton Reed, Project A.R.T.’s program director, says the issues they hope to keep alive include juvenile delinquency, and the next elections for governor and mayor. As for the 18 to 35 age bracket, he calls the group a “sleeping giant” that has the power to affect the outcome of local and national elections.

“Amp’D2VOTE” will take place in room 150 of WSU’s General Lecture Building, on the corner of West Warren Avenue and Anthony Wayne Drive. Call 313-418-8641.

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