[sf-lug] OT: Thank You FOR Voting!
lx_rudis at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 3 12:07:52 PDT 2008
> polling place was
> much emptier than usual and only three people voted
> before me...
a lot of us have to get our workday done before we can
assuming anyone's reading this and is waffling -
i encourage you to grit your teeth and contribute.
even at this late date, you can find plenty of 'voter
guides' and thumbnails on the issues - 30 to 45
minutes' research will give you a clear view of how to
vote on certain key issues, and if you don't know how
you want to vote on a candidate or issue, just leave
that one blank.
if you feel its a failed effort, so be it - there are
many things you can do directly to influence your
immediate community, and i heartily encourage you to
do so... working on christian's KIPP outreach project
for example. that's social/political action happening
right here in our very own SF-LUG. it's an example of
something which does reach out and help the community,
probably a lot more effectively than electing some
figurehead with unknown puppet strings above him...
but i digress.
even if the gesture of voting is symbolic [ahem, and i
think that's been pretty well proven over the last
decade or so], there is power in symbolism.
boots on the ground, gang. i'll be walking over to
the polling place around 6, myself...see you there? ;D
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