Speaking of Palestine, the Bush Empire and Keith Ellison reminds me: Are you registered to vote yet?
I'm tired of people of conscience complaining (day in and day out) and yet NOT doing EVERYTHING in their power to bring about change. Really though, we do a lot of "talking" and not nearly enough "walking!" Going to a rally every so often and remembering to wear sweat shop free clothing is great, but it's NOT sufficient.
The are two things that will matter MOST in American politics this year 1) MONEY and 2) VOTES.
Have you seen what the organizations that stand for everything that outrages my moral compass spend on elections? Trust me, if you're reading this it's likely you don't have the money to compete with the likes of AIPAC and the pharmaceutical giants.
That leaves one other option: VOTES.
You have YOUR votes and the votes of your peers. You may not be able to raise money but you can organize votes. You can get people involved and excited about the issues. Yes, YOU!
But have you registered to vote? If not, you have until January 22nd to mail in your voter registration application. That is if you care to make your voice heard on SUPER TUESDAY (February 5th).
To register, visit:
California Secretary of State or Rock the Vote
(Also, remember: if you registered as an Independent (i.e., you declined to state an affiliation with a political party) you can vote in either the Democratic or American Independent Party Primary in CA. Simply ask for the ballot of the primary in which you want to participate at the polling station.)
Register ASAP to make sure your voice is heard on February 5th!
***AND If you're too busy to make it to the polls, you can request an absentee ballot and mail it in/drop it off!