Go Out and Vote.

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that this Tuesday, November 6–just two short days from today–is Midterm Election Day, and a very important one at that. More effort has been made to get out the vote than I can remember in my lifetime, which is great…yet I know that large numbers of people STILL aren’t going to vote. From the indifferent ones to the folks who feel like their one vote doesn’t matter to the people who don’t want to put in the effort to do a little research so they can figure out who they might vote for, America is still full of excuses.

That said, I cast my vote in the very first hour of the very first day of Early Voting in Tennessee, and I have been encouraged by so many of my friends who have also performed their civic duty already.

Speaking of early voting, I want some kind of miracle in place just in time for the 2020 elections, in which those of us who vote early are magically absolved of watching or hearing any more political ads for the duration. Who’s with me??

It’s not enough anymore for anyone to say, “If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain!” I wish we were still at a point where we could have that little exchange and chuckle together afterwards, but we can’t. The fact is, many people are in danger of losing their rights, not to mention the hatred and ugliness that have been unleashed and been given the freedom to run wild in public over the past couple of years. Please, if you are of voting age, GO VOTE.

And if you need some warmup music, may I recommend this playlist by my friend Brook? It’s more than three hours long and is simply spectacular. Let’s get pumped, everybody: if you haven’t already voted, GO VOTE ON TUESDAY.

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