There are 12 days left until the general election. 12 days to do your civic and global duty as a citizen and human being to study, get informed and make your voice heard. 12 days to exercise your rights, rights we are darn lucky to have. Rights billions of other humans across the world pray they had. Do not take this right for granted. Do not let apathy or confusion get in your way.
We have heard "it's rigged", "your voice doesn't count", etc... But nothing is a bigger LIE than that. We are lucky enough to have a system (perfect? No. But as fair as it gets? Yes) This man who called it rigged is scared, is an ego maniac and has decided, like a spoiled brat, that it is rigged only if he doesn't win. But what his smoke screen of a campaign isn't telling you is that not only is it not rigged but transparent. Lawyers and investigators spent MONTHS and YEARS investigating voter fraud and out of BILLIONS of people they came up with enough to fill one hands fingers. And they found it wasn't fraud at all. There was no conspiracy, no mass election rigging. It was a few people in a certain party hoping that if you felt like your voice didn't matter, that you wouldn't vote. But we digress.... Your voice counts, your opinion matters. If you do not vote you are simply giving in to conspiracy and lies. You are giving the other side a vote. Now you obviously know we are not voting for Donald Trump. But, we are voting and we are here to say, no matter who you want to win..Independent, Democrat, Republican, Green etc... just vote.
You want to shake it up? Don't vote for either big party...use your voice to let them know you want them to do better but you have to vote. Just use your power.
The most intimidating part about voting are the Ballot Measures. The massive amounts of commercials on TV paid for people trying to sway your vote is enough to drive anyone crazy but we are here to help clear it up a bit. But before we break the measures down here at home, a helpful hint is, when seeing these confusing ads on TV, always look at who paid for them at the end of the commercial. You will then get to see what the real deal is. Like if an anti smoking bill comes out but is paid for by big tobacco then you know to vote against them...
Ok... here we go! ***We will not put our personal bias in here...just facts so you can feel free and un-judged to vote exactly how you want to ***. UPDATE! We wanted to help everyone understand the ballot issues to help it be less confusing but have learned that every state has their own measures. There are no nationwide issues. BUT if you want to know how we are voting just ask! We have our California measures broken down and ready to go if you need help deciphering.
Here are the top reasons your voice needs to be heard. You don't have a right to complain if you don't exercise your right to vote! (taken from Refinery29)
1. FOREIGN POLICY- terrorizm/national security
2. ABORTION RIGHTS- access to them before 12 weeks or outlawing them
3. GUN LAWS- ammunition/firearm/background checks
4. EQUAL PAY FOR WOMAN- yes this is still happening
5. ECONOMIC EQUALITY-
6. CLIMATE CHANGE- yes this is real any one who makes you second guess it is in bed with corporations
7. IMMIGRATION REFORM
8. STUDENT LOAN DEBT
9. MINIMUM WAGE
10. CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT- f u brock turner
11. A HUNDRED OTHER THINGS THAT EFFECT YOU
Feel the power. Your power.
"One person can make a difference, but everyone should try." -JFK
Vote....for yourself, your body, your family, OUR future.