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Subject:  Re: I'm in a bit of a pickle Date:  1/25/2018  10:38 PM
Author:  cosmos284 Number:  39931 of 40295

Perhaps you could spin it that getting an outside treasurer would demonstrate support from people that were not family members. The treasurer could be a key part of his campaign team rather than just completing required forms. The treasurer may have connections that could help him with fundraising and procuring yard signs, etc.

Also, it is completely fair that you can tell him that you absolutely cannot take on one more task, you are at the breaking point. The treasurer role has filing deadlines, and you are not willing to take on something like that.

I don't think men of his generation have any idea how much of a mental burden of running a household with children really takes. If your dad really understood what you do in a month, he would not ask you to take this on.

It is far easier to type "just say no" than it is to do it, especially because you know it will strain the relationship. But however you determine to say no, make sure that you don't end up doing it out of guilt or to save the relationship. You have to take care of yourself, your family and live by your political beliefs.

Cosmos
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