Yes, yes, I know. It seems like you JUST voted. Also, there’s no huge election to feel like you’re doing something cool. BUT, you need to vote today. Here’s why:
Women’s Suffrage. Ladies, we only finally got the vote in 1920 [Sisters unite!]. Let’s not be those lame people who take something that monumental for granted before even a century has passed. Do you really want to be that jerk who doesn’t take advantage of a right that so many women fought for? Do you? I didn’t think so.
Local Elections. I know it’s great to be part of something huge, something monumental, particularly when your team wins. But. You make a huge difference in local elections, way more of a difference than in national elections, where your popular vote for president is diluted by the Electoral College. Also, wouldn’t it be great to feel like YOUR vote was the deciding factor in hotly contested election? If you vote, you can say it was.
Those Cool Stickers. Do you like feeling smug and better than everyone else? OF COURSE you do. Who doesn’t? Go vote, get one of the cool I VOTED stickers [some counties have awesome ones, but even my lame little flag decorated oval is neat] and place it conspicuously on your person. That way, people will immediately know how impressive you are.
CANDY! Sometimes the old ladies at my voting precinct have candy to give out. Or, if you are still overloaded with leftover Halloween candy, take yours to the good souls who are helping out democracy and give them a sweet treat.
Come on, people. Do the right thing. Did you vote today?
- fun times
- guest post
- wise words