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Posts tagged election 2012

Four more years. 

(via apsies)

Future News Is Super Fun

I’ve got four live-feeds playing simultaneously (three at a time are muted, of course, I’m not insane), and I’m continuously monitoring Tumblr and NPR’s President Board. And I’m Facebook chatting with Toph about every new update. I’m getting internet dizzy. But it’s really fun. Information overload is pretty great on nights like this.  

They weren’t giving out I Voted stickers so I took my picture with the next best thing, and now everyone from that elementary school cafeteria is looking at me weird.

What would happen if Every. One. Voted? As far as I can see, that’s the one thing we haven’t tried yet. Every single person who can vote actually goes out and votes. For whoever they want. Not even necessarily Romney or Obama. Whatever Green or Libertarian or undeclared candidate they truly feel speaks to them. What if every single person who can vote in this country went out and voted. What effect would it have on our elected leaders, knowing that every single adult of voting age made their voice heard and is waiting and watching to see what happens now? Would it change the way we’re governed – the fact that, for the first time in the nation’s history, our leaders have unshakeable proof that every single one of us is present and involved? What would happen? Wouldn’t it be cool to find out? Just once?
Patton Oswalt says the first thing this campaign season that makes absolute sense to me. I know it seems sort of pie-in-the-sky, but really think about it for a minute. What would that actually feel like to know that everyone participated in our democratic process? It would be amazing.

Today is National Voter Registration Day! Get registered! I just moved so I was dreading the hassle of changing my address and updating all my accounts, but this piece is so easy. If you’re not registered, get to it. (Taken with Instagram)