- Hello! I'm E.J. Ford and I have a practical problem in urban politics that
may be of interest.
I'm an anthropologist. That's not the problem.
I'm running for office - State Representative, District 60 in Florida.
That's not the problem, though it is problematic.
The problem is that I'm up against a guy who is a doctor. He's heavily -
and I mean HEAVILY - supported here in Florida by the medical lobby and by,
not surprisingly, doctors.
I do have a suggested solution to this problem and I hope you will help me
Give me five to ten dollars. I know that's a lot for anthropologists, but
hear me out.
Here's how I figure it: if there are 1,000 anthropologists and each of them
give me $5, that's a campaign mailing, with literature, to many of the
residents of my district. If I raise more, that's yard signs, and political
literature. 1000 is a lot of people, but surely there must be thousands of
anthropologists around the country. Surely each can afford $5.
I'm not asking for much and I realize that I may be offending some of you by
bringing this explicitly political matter into these rarified academic airs.
However, I think that you may agree that, just as lawyers and doctors are
disproportionately represented in the political world, it's time for Big
ANTHROPOLOGY to have a real voice in Florida politics.
You can find out more about my campaign at the website below. Or, you can
just mail a $5 check to that address below. Make the check out to the "E.J.
Every donation will garner a thank you card!
C'mon. $5? You can spare it. And if enough of us can spare it, this
campaign may yet surprise a lot of people.
Please feel free to pass this along to your anthro-buddies on other mailing
E.J. Ford Campaign
401 Berwick Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
This message is a political advertisement paid for and approved by E.J.
Ford, Democrat, for State Representative, District 60