If You Care, Please Vote

Vote
An “I voted!” Sticker

Today is Election Day in the United States. Voter participation is up in record-breaking ways already. The lines may be long today, so I thank everyone who sticks it out to participate in our representative democracy. It has it’s flaws as a system, but it is our system and right now it is a way we can peacefully neutralize some of the worst that has happened in the last two years.

If you care that we allowed 3000 preventable deaths in Puerto Rico, please vote.

If you care that the word “transgender” was stripped from official documents, please vote.

If you care that every time a mass shooting happens the government pretends that there is nothing they can do to help, please vote.

If you care that disabled and chronically ill people would die without health care, please vote.

If you care that black people are being executed extrajudicially by police officers, even in their own back yards holding a cell phone, please vote.

If you care that asylum seekers are being separated from their children and that they are being imprisoned indefinitely, and that TWO YEAR OLDS HAVE HAD TO REPRESENT THEMSELVES IN COURT, please vote.

If you care that our government has targeted Muslim people from coming to our country, even needing asylum, please vote.

If you care that we are doing nothing to prevent climate change and are selling our national parks to the highest bidder for profit, please vote.

If you care that our education system is being run by someone who doesn’t believe in public schools, please vote.

If you care that white supremacists have been emboldened once again, please vote.

If you care that a credibly accused, emotionally volatile man is now sitting on the Supreme Court, please vote.

If you care that the president has played nuclear chicken with North Korea, please vote.

If you care that we left the human rights committee of the UN, please vote.

If you care that our executive branch has lied thousands upon thousands of times in the last two years, please vote.

If you care that the executive branch has been nothing but a money-making scheme for the richest one percent, please vote.

If you care,

Please vote.

 

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