Politics today is sleazy, corrupt, dishonest, and designed to bore us all to sleep. Who can stand it?
That's why people choose not to vote.
Well, that--and the fact that most elections are pre-determined by who raises more money from the lobbyists and donors.
Colette Washington is fixing both problems with her new video About Time for 89. [www.CleanMoneyElections.org/rap]
The rap for reform is already getting airplay throughout California. Music fans up and down the state are getting their politics in a new way--with a bass drum beat, catchy chorus, and photogenic diva. Check her out here.
Bill Clinton co-opted Fleetwood Mac and FDR claimed, "Happy Days are Here Again," but if we want to get people to tune into to political ideas and elections, we have to bring it where they are. And most of them are on their iPod--not on this blog. If we want people to care, campaigns need songs, stories, video games, and videos.
About Time for 89 is just one step there. Prop 89 is the perfect campaign for it. Prop 89--written by the progressive California Nurses Association--aims to clean up political corruption and transform our state with "clean money elections." The initiative is as groundbreaking as running a pop song as a campaign.
We still all have a lot of work to do and many more steps to take. Every one of us should be terrified by the fact that people think politics are boring and don't vote. What's a democracy without voters called? A dictatorship. And while we can tempt people back into the system with better messages and better music, we need to keep them there with better choices and better democracy.
But right now, it's about dancing feet and bobbing heads. It's About Time for 89. Take a listen, right there right now at your work desktop, get up and dance along, and then send it onto every one of your contacts.
Vote YES on Prop. 89: Stop Political Corruption-- www.Yeson89.org
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