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Nom Now Wants You to #GoVote Tomorrow (And I Do Too)

November 5, 2012

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LOVE this new paste by Nom Now at 9th and Spring Garden, which Mike Smith goes on to explain on his blog:

“I was approached by the #GoVote people last weekend to make something to encourage young/all voters to get out there and make their voice heard. I was futzing around with some textured fake hand done looking type (like the rest of the world is doing right now) then I decided, nah, I want to make this more interesting/comical. So this is what I came up with. A newspaper that has some quips about the debates as well as some incentives/excuses.”

And, not that he needs a reason, but this paste does fit in perfectly with Nom Now’s credo:

“The “Nom Now“ philosophy is to make your name part of the now and get involved with your life, via art or whatever makes you happy. It’s about just being 100% whole heartedly involved in it. As a US Citizen it’s your right to get out there and vote and make a decision that with affect your life in one way or another. So many people just sit back and say, ‘Oh, I don’t live in a swing state, my vote doesn’t count anyway.’ Like hell is doesn’t count. If you support someone, then go support them. But back to my point, I was more than pleased to make something that would encourage people to get up and do something about their life and still make fun or whatever. I just want people to see this and lol for a second and then say, ‘Shit, I probably should do that.'”

Couldn’t agree more with Mike.

And on a personal note, my grandmother, who was just 11 years old when women got the right to vote in 1920, voted in every single election until she died at the age of 97. She was working-class Irish, born and raised in Port Richmond. She was the oldest of 12 and had to leave school after the 6th grade to start working to help support the family. She voted straight democrat every time, she told me, and she never took her right for granted.

People have gone through a lot of shit to get the right to vote, and no one should forget that. And if you think there’s not a candidate who supports your ideas, or you think none of it matters, then you just haven’t done your homework yet… Go vote. It’s literally the least you can do when living in a democracy.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. meghan permalink
    November 5, 2012 11:41 pm

    This rules! & great post, Conrad! I got into a big argument tonight with someone about the importance of voting. I just don’t get it. It’s not that hard to do, in the grand scheme of things, and it means something.

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