No Rest for the Rickey: Your Vote Still Matters
So the most important election of our lifetime is over, the Armies of Anubis have been vanquished and relegated to the Underworld, and the forces of good have prevailed. Round of margaritas, pass the chips and salsa, and back to life as usual, right?
The responsibility of being an active citizen never takes a holiday. There are thousands and thousands of issues legislated every day many of which directly impact your life. There are local or statewide bond issues and propositions, midterm elections, and referendums. Perhaps more importantly there are laws and bills that come before your members of Congress every day, and as your representatives to federal government they need to know your opinions on the issues if they are to stand even a passing chance of representing their constituencies accurately.
Fact is your voice matters everyday—if you use it.
But you already know that. That’s not why you’re here. You’re here because you know a Rickey—someone who is intelligent enough to know that he or she has the right and the privilege to flex his or her citizenship and to affect change yet for many reasons chooses not to participate. More to the point, you’re here because you want your Rickey to lend his or her voice to the conversation. Rickey needs to vote.
At RickeyPAC we make it easy for you to find the information you need to convince your Rickey that his or her voice counts and to help get him or her to the polls, to send an email to a member of Congress, or at least to bake some democratically decorated cupcakes. We have partnered with the foundation for defense of democracies as well.
And we can help you, too. Just thought we’d throw that out there in case you’re your own worst Rickey.
So browse the links in the right hand sidebar to explore the issues on which the RickeyPAC team is currently focusing and learn more about how you can get your Rickey to help. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to hide our bias when making the case for your participation, but we’ll try a little. After all, nothing good ever came from sitting on the fence, especially if it’s a chain link fence.
We’re glad you’re here, and we look forward to helping you harass your Rickey in whatever manner will motivate him or her to vote. Together we can guilt and shame this country into shape. Now, who’s up for margaritas?
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