1) To vote today in your local elections if you are in the U.S.
2) That I exist. A combination of the Internet modem we thought was finally working failing again, getting sick/stuck in a flare for several weeks and then going out of town all contrived to make posting difficult again. Ugh.
But, have a brief phone-post poem for the American election day inspired by a British rhyme. Because doing your civic duty in elections where voter turnout is typically 30% or less can have a much bigger proportional impact on the overall rhetoric than voting in next year’s national election. (Also because I feel like it.)
Remember, remember this 5th of November
There’s more than POTUS’s treason to stop.
2019’s voting season
Still should not ever be forgot!
Local Trumpets go pandering
For their base to arrive.
If you don’t vote now for fair treatment,
Bigotry and hatred survive.
Elections aren’t quite the same big show
Of an impeachment toe-to-toe…
But they clue in our leaders what values to catch.
And toughen Democracy for its coming Constitutional match.
Our country’s at stake,
So please do not wait!
Vote now in this one –
And in 2020, too!