Sisters and brothers --
We're not voting for messiah. We're voting for president.
We're not going to agree with all of our candidate's positions or actions. Like my friend Algernon, who posted in the Comments section a few posts ago, I was distressed and angry about Obama's FISA vote, and I wrote him that I was. (So did at least one other member of my immediate family. We both got the same form letter back; at least they got so many complaints about the FISA vote that they had to compose a letter.)
It won't be over once the election is over. Active citizenship is crucial.
I use the word "crucial" advisedly. For those of us who use that language --not all of us do and I will fight for the rights of those who do not share my religious reference points as much as I do for my own rights-- there is a bearing of the cross in the tasks, duties, and consequences of being a citizen who acts.
For now, FOCUS.
Ways to act here -- they include ways you can act if you are on your own or not part of a group.
Um, are you REGISTERED to vote?
FAQ from the Federal Election Commission. Click on the question about how to register to vote. Or just go directly here, to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
Know your rights.
Know your responsibilities.
Know the rights of others.
Brought to you by your daily ¡Si, se puede!
Activated till the polls close on November 4.