I live in DC which means the commercials aired on TV during presidential election season are focused on the voters in neighboring Maryland and Virginia because in DC my vote doesn’t really matter.
After suffering through months of political ads on TV and the radio for the last few months. I’d like to propose that if the population early votes and 75% of eligible voters exercise their right political ads have to stop until the next election.
There is a notion in the hip-hop and punk communities that since the system is corrupt, if you vote you are taking part in the corruption. You’ll be betrayed by elected politicians anyway, so why bother?
If you don’t vote you can’t complain.
There is one sign above all that makes it evident your vote matters, the effort to suppress your right to vote. You don’t have to look far to see how concerted the attempt is or how it is aimed at African-American, Latino-Americans and the poor.
If your vote wasn’t important they wouldn’t try to stop you from doing it.