In an election season where winners and losers will be determined by the slimmest of margins, my own experience tells me that those who continue to overlook the Asian American and Pacific Islander voting bloc do so at their own peril.
Now that everyone is empowered by social media to behave in ways they've always wished they could but which vague morality and actual physical, tactile contact with human beings has in the past prevented, here are some ways to make the act of voting more exciting!
Election Day is tomorrow, and you can use your playlists to supercharge as you get out and vote. Find tunes that will charge you up with the right energy and send you the motivational message you need to be hearing, as well as reward you for doing something good and important.
Before you decide your vote doesn't matter in this election, I ask you consider this question: Where else in your life have you left the playing field because you didn't like or agree with the way the game was being played?
In case you were wondering, Honey Badger does care about some things! Since everyone got all slap-happy with their political ads this year (there's one every second! I poop you not!), here's one for the Vote Honey Badger campaign.
Tuesday elections are unrealistic and burdensome in today's hyperactive workweek. Americans are busy. Finding the extra time to vote mid-week is difficult for everyone and practically prohibitive for many working class citizens clocking long hours at work while looking after a family.
Since polling place influences the vote, governments and election boards should do all they can to find neutral voting locations. And it would seem very unlikely that churches would be chosen if neutrality were the aim.
Read Election Results liveblogs from Lincoln Mitchell, Cristina Page, Daniel Sinker from Chicago, Daoud Kuttab from Amman, Jordan, plus more blogging from Andrei Cherny, Peter Daou, Robert Elisberg, Chris Kelly, and many, many more.