Monday, October 6, 2008

Are You Registered to Vote?

...at your current address? Midnight tonight is the deadline, in many states, to register to vote in the upcoming election. Please! Be prepared to exercise your most basic freedom within our democracy. Drop any excuse you have: my vote doesn't matter in my state, I don't really like either candidate, the system is corrupt, my vote and my wife's/friend's/parent's vote just cancel each other out, I don't know how to register... Oh c'mon! It's the right to vote! At some level, isn't that empowering? If you're a woman, remember...this has been your right for less than 100 years. Many of our suffragist sisters stood up with great courage to the strongly held belief that women did not need or deserve to be counted. http://www.milist.org/WhyWomenShouldVote.pdf If you live in Austin, you should be able to find folks registering voters in front of any Blockbuster or Thundercloud all day and night today. If you live in another city/state, and don't know how to register before midnight...just click on the link in the title above. During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called out to Adlai Stevenson: "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!" Stevenson called back, "That's not enough, madam...we need a majority!" Register to vote. Peace.

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