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#GOTV

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-6-49-05-amAfter attending the Women’s Campaign School at Yale a few years ago, I learned that campaigns have phases.  Right now, we’re in the “Get out the Vote (GOTV)” phase of our US elections, being that they officially are tomorrow.  This is the phase where everyone is just trying to get people to show up at the polling places…and vote.

I’m pretty sure that everyone has beaten this dead horse, and I’m not going anywhere near the POTUS candidates in this post to stir that pot anymore (I’m skipping Facebook until next Wednesday in peeking at my feed).  I did vote already–although I did throw up a little in the back of my mouth when I did.  And, don’t get me wrong, the “How to Move to Canada” posts get more interesting and eye catching as the election draws near.

But all that aside, my friends, I’m going to ask you to please get out and vote.  Vote for your least vile candidates.  Take the Tums and head to the polls.  Just do it.  Because people have fought and died for our right to vote.  Women in the US didn’t have the right to vote until 1920.  Nineteen Twenty, people!  That’s not that long ago.

Picking the least vile candidate is a right and a privilege in the US…so let’s be sure we don’t just throw in the towel and let someone else decide for us.  Picking the least vile is ALL OF OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Happy Election Week!

 

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