I get really, really excited about voting. In fact, Ed Bowser wrote an article four years ago about how stoked I get to go to the polls. Spoiler: it’s a lot.
This year, it’s more important than ever. Today, I’m not writing to convince you to vote for my candidate. I’m not rehashing my arguments about our current third party options. Nope. Today’s not the day for that.
Today is the day to get your butt to your polling place and vote. If you want to write in the Glow Cloud or Mickey Mouse for president, be my guest. But aside from the presidential race, 469 seats of the current do-nothing Congress are up for re-election. Many state and local officials are on the ballot.
Vote. Vote for people who have been purposefully disenfranchised, even this year. Vote to protect your rights and the rights of those you love, however you feel that’s best accomplished. Don’t boo, vote. Don’t kvetch, vote. Today of all days, don’t stay home. Vote.
This month, I’m attempting to blog my way forward by writing every day as part of Blog Like Crazy.