Don’t Just Vote!

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Over the past few years, I’ve been feeling disappointed with politics. Don’t only because of the erosion of public discourse but also because it feels like nothing can be done from California. Up to that point, I had no idea how serious the threat of Trump was. Every meeting I went to, everybody talked about how crazy it was for him to run. We patted our backs, and we went on our merry ways.

Since he won, I’ve been trying to have more of these conversations with people outside California. Understand their point of view. Shocker, they get access to different news than we do. They also think all Californians are nuts and wearing Che Guevara t-shirts. And for some weird reason, they are all obsessed with what Gavin Newsom is doing. I have never been asked about Gavin Newsome in my life as when I’m traveling outside of California to traditionally Republican states.

The other piece that made me feel a little disappointed was that I couldn’t contribute significantly to the community. I have a demanding job, a family, and an overly anxious needy Chihuahua. Man, life is busy. So I decided to donate little amounts of money. Nothing that would break the bank or that would make anyone say, “Gee, thanks, now we can stay open.” But hopefully, something that can make the difference.

The Texas governor is limiting the number of drop-off locations for mail-in ballots to one site per county. Texas is officially a swing state, and this move is a blatant and unethical scheme to suppress the vote of disabled and disfranchised citizens.
If you have $3 you don’t know what to do with; give them to Ride2Vote.
They will help get these citizens to those remote and crowded polling stations. If you are on the fence about voting or helping others vote, remember this: Republicans never waver on exercising their right to vote, and in this election, every vote counts.  

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