There is a very important event coming on Tuesday, November 6. Many of you younger users may not give a flying fuck about this, but you should. I know the reasons why; you don’t think your vote matters, you’re only choosing the lesser of two evils, the electoral college is broken, they’re all out to get you. I still have those feelings at times, but I still voted.
Why did I vote? Because not voting gave me George W. Bush in 2000. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, but when you’re faced with the lesser of two evils, one of them could be much worse.
There are other options available. I know, I saw the ballot. Do some quick research on your smartphone and find out who you would rather elect. Even if it’s for a third party “that has no chance of winning”. Giving a third party candidate even a small percentage can create more legitimacy for larger presidential debates with good candidates. Then we might be able to fix the problematic electoral college. We might have candidates that listen to your needs and not lobbyists. Hell, we could get rid of lobbyists!
Here is why I am calling out to you, social media user. Log into your media of choice, or better yet all that you use, and tell people to vote. You don’t have to tell them anymore than “Go vote!” Use the trending topics and tag all of your “Go vote” posts. Or your completely inane posts. Tag everything and everyone.
Politicians, celebrities, and TV ads can sway some people into voting, but your voice is the best way to sway your friends and family. Simply hearing your reason for voting can be enough. It doesn’t have to be an Earth-shattering revelation. “Because,” worked pretty damn well when we were kids and it still works for plenty of adults.
The only way to change the world is to be the change you wish to see in the world. You have to start somewhere. You have to start some time. What better place than here? What better time than now?
Now go get trending.