I know, I know, not another non-knitting post.
This one is important, though.
Today is Election Day in the US, and I want to encourage everyone to get out there and VOTE!
It doesn’t matter who you vote for, just that you vote.
I know it’s difficult, unlike a lot of countries, the US doesn’t make Election Day a national holiday, so people have to deal with trying to vote before or after work or taking time off, not to mention long lines at polling places and new voting systems in many places.
But it’s worth it. This is your chance to impact the future of the country. So, please, please vote.
In addition, a bit more for Virginia voters:
1) There have been reports of voter suppression and intimidation in Virginia–people in heavily Democratic areas getting phone calls telling them they are registered in another state and will be arrested if they show up to vote, or that their polling place has moved to a new, inconvenient location. THESE ARE NOT TRUE!
You know if you live in Virginia or not, and even if there were some mistake and you weren’t registered, you would NOT be prosecuted for showing up to vote! As for voting location, check with the State Board of Elections for your polling place.
2) I’ll engage in a bit of partisanship here and encourage everyone to vote No to the Virginia Marriage Amendment. Even if you don’t support gay-marriage, this amendment is worded in such a way that it could nullify agreements between ALL unmarried couples–gay or straight. Same-sex marriage is already illegal in Virginia–voting for this amendment will only add languge to the state constitution that deprives people of their rights and could have a much wider impact than most people realize.
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