If you think your vote doesn’t matter, ask the people in Florida whose votes were thrown out in 2000 – it took a mere 3,000 votes thrown away for Bush to take Florida and win the Presidency.
Ask the people NOW who will be unable to vote because they do not have a state-issued photo ID, or who haven’t the means or the money to get their birth certificate to prove they are American citizens.
Look at your state and local elections and realize that no matter what you think of the Presidential election, you still have an important voice in who represents you in the House, who represents you in the Senate, who will govern your state (ask Wisconsin how important that is), who will decide how your state and local taxes are spent.
Do you rely on any form of government assistance? Do you receive any kind of government-managed pension, disability insurance, health care? Do you visit state parks and national monuments? Are you subject to government regulations in your workplace? Does OSHA keep you safe in that workplace? Do you drive on the interstate or state and local roads? Do you ever need to cross a bridge? Do you own and drive a car, a boat, an RV? Do you ever fly? Do you take any prescription medications? Do you eat and breathe and drink? Then you have a vested interest in who is elected at every level of government; you have a duty as a citizen to vote. Don’t throw it away out of disgust and apathy. Things will never change if people give up caring and doing.
After all of the speeches and sound bytes, after all of the thoughtful and not-so thoughtful analyses, after all of the posturing and photo ops, we are left with the messages from artists, cartoonists and Photo Shop junkies… here are some liberal/progressive ones gathered from Facebook.