This morning I was compelled to go an a small tweetstorm. Maybe you don’t follow me on Twitter (how dare you!) so I put the whole of it here because I really feel like this is important. As a whole, the citizens of the United States have gotten lazy about showing up to vote. There’s a bigger conversation to be had there, but my goal is to make sure people get informed – like actually informed and doing research and reading things – and then getting out to vote. The series of tweets are below.
Oh, and if you need to register here’s a handy website: https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote
And if you like your websites a bit “hipper” here’s this one: https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/
One of my favorite pieces of legislation passed in my lifetime was the Motor Voter Bill that allowed you to register to vote when you renewed your drivers license. When I was a teenager
@remhq added registration cards to their long boxes. Getting registered is important. #Vote
Things are happening, people are upset, and there’s still an outrageous amount of money in politics but one thing that costs nothing and has a major effect on the direction our country takes is using your
I’m not even asking you to vote for what I want (although I certainly wouldn’t mind, I tend to like the things I
#vote for). I do ask, though, that you actually become an #InformedVoter That means you actually have to do some research & skip the talking points.
I see & feel the major divide in the country. I’m also not immune to it, but if you are truly an
#InformedVoter then at least you can vote for your candidate/policy with a clean conscious. As a heads up: if it’s repeated by multiple politicians or pundits that’s a #TalkingPoint #TalkingPoints make for great TV, but are terrible for decision making & tend to be shockingly over generalized to make the problem seem simple. They aren’t. If the problems we faced were simple they’d be fixed already. So we all need to step up.
We are entering one of the most interesting times that I’ve ever lived through. And the elections of 2018 & 2020 will probably be some of the most scrutinized & covered elections in recent history so we have a responsibility as citizens to do our homework before going to