Monday, February 4
Get your votin' panties on!
Lucy: Ya got your votin' panties ready for tomorrow?
Co-worker: Well, err... I know I'm gonna catch crap for this, but I'm not voting. I don't vote in primaries.
Lucy: Oh, you just let everyone else decide for you? And what do you mean you "don't vote in primaries?"
CW: Well, you know... I just... I haven't had a chance to get to know the issues and I don't want to cast an uninformed vote.
Lucy: What, you can't go home tonight and do a little homework?
CW: I know. I just...
Lucy: You know women died for the right your throwing away.
CW: You're not seriously saying this to me.
Lucy: Yup. Some women died for the right to vote. Lots of people have died to vote and continue to die to this day. I'm just saying you might want to put that in your pipe and smoke it.
CW: OK! (Exasperated) Maybe I'll vote tomorrow.
Lucy: ... and I wanna see your sticker!
I have this conversation pretty much every big election. Somebody tells me they're too busy to vote and I throw guilt like crazy. I have no shame. I don't care. I just want people to remember that the right to vote is a big deal and that it's worth doing.
Posted by Lucy at 10:17 PM