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This is my 50th blog entry since we fired this thing up on Aug. 11. isn’t it nice to know that, even when I have absolutely nothing germane to say, that I can step up? It’s a team effort, people.

I also did my first-ever phone-banking on Sunday for the bond measure campaign (I can do advocacy work after hours, on my own dime). My favorite call:

Me: Hi. Is, um, Robert in?

5-Year-Old: Hello?

Me: Hi. I’m, ah, is Robert in?

5-Year-Old: Uh huh.

Me: Can I speak to him?

5-Year-Old: Click.

I should have had my girlfriend, Katy, phone-banking for the bond. She’s a lobbyist for the Public Health division of the Department of Human Services. She’s so freaking good, she’d have gotten the 5-year-old registered to vote!

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About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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