You have to love Jenny Severns’ style.
She’s sent a challenge to Tacoma’s Hilltop volunteer groups, via Hilltop Action Coalition’s massive e-mail list.
"Read this now! Throw Down on Hilltop!" she wrote to HAC Director of Community Initiatives Jeanie Peterson.
"I’m putting up $100 to go to the neighborhood organization that signs up the most voters. They can be former voters that changed addresses, names, made good on their felonies or are just signing up to make sure. I don’t care. They just have to do more than leave registration forms around. They have to stand there and fill them out and make sure they get mailed in by October 4th… I have three so far," Severns wrote."
"HAC office has lots of voter registration forms," Peterson shot back. "Just stop in and pick up a bundle."
The office, at 1224 South I Street, is open during weekday business hours.
Expect lots of competition for Severns’ crisp $100 bill.
"Omega Psi Phi and the Deltas are hosting a voter’s registration at Al Davies Boys & Girls Club this Sat., Oct, 4th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.," Toni Whitehead e-mailed Peterson. Whitehead is program director of the club at 1620 S. 17th St.
That’s the American spirit in action:
No excuses. No puny 30 percent turnouts.