Despite the whole living-in-DC thing, I try not to get too political in my daily life and on social media. It’s pretty obvious that I’m a solidly blue liberal but I don’t feel the need to proselytize all the time.
But. There’s a lot at stake next Tuesday. For the country, certainly, but also for us personally, since I work at a federal agency that the Republican candidate has declared he will dissolve if elected. So, a message for all my friends and family (especially those living in swing states, I’m looking at you all my Virginia people):
A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for your poor pregnant daughter/sister/cousin/friend Nicole to be out of a job.
And for Nicole and Josh to have to struggle a lot, personally and financially, right at the time that little Burpy comes into this world. (No, I’m obviously not above this kind of emotional manipulation when this much is at stake.)
NOT TO MENTION the fact that a vote for Romney sets back women’s rights a good 50 years, pretty much erases all the progress we’ve made for equal rights for everyone no matter WHO they love, and will almost certainly raise your taxes and make life miserable for everyone but the wealthiest and corporation-iest in this country.
That’s all I’m going to say. I have VERY strong opinions about abortion rights, equal pay for women, equal rights for the LGBQT community, healthcare, foreign policy, social welfare programs, and helping the lower and middle classes generally, but if you haven’t already done your research about these things and what each of these candidates plan to do about these issues (REAL research, not just what the media (on both sides) is yelling and lying about), then you have no business voting anyway. I just wanted to remind you that this election has real consequences for the people closest to you, so please think long and hard about what’s important to you before casting your vote. Thanks.