Monday, November 01, 2004

Vote!!!

Tomorrow is election day. Many people have early voted. Some even told me they early voted so they couldn't change their mind again.

It's gonna be a tough race, folks. Even I kept bouncing back and forth between Kerry and Bush. Even after posting the blog entry where I announced my decision to vote for Kerry. The debates were very intense this year.

Ultimately, I did what each of us should do. I imagined myself as president. What would I do? Where would I direct our country? How would I bring America back to being a country of freedom and not elitism? What issues do I think are important, from living my life?

These are the important areas.

Here is a message that I received that is being relayed throughout the blogging community, via Music Bloggers for Democracy:



Hey!! Stop what you're doing! You're not going to find that Arcade Fire live bootleg today, nor will you be stumbling across the b-side to "Hand In Glove", and there's no way you'll be finding that unreleased Pixies album. What you need to do is get ready to vote in the most important
election of our lives. Figure out where your nearest polling place is and make sure you are registered. Tell your friends to vote, tell your enemies for that matter. But just vote.

Worried that you're not informed enough to vote? You're on the internet - the information is out there waiting for you. Not a U.S. citizen? Then please call or email all your American friends and make sure they plan on voting. Many artists/organizations are stepping up and helping with the Get Out the Vote campaign, and now so are many of us in the music blogging community. Below are some links but please continue to add your own.

Moveon.com
RockTheVote.com
JohnKerry.com
GeorgeWBush.com
MusicForAmerica.org
DeclareYourself
JustVote
MyPollingPlace
GetEducated

And since this is an mp3blog we've added a song or two as well.
Vote by Chris Stamey w/Yo La Tengo

Get Out And Vote On Novemeber 2nd. Regular Blogging Will Commence On November 3rd.

Thanks,

Music Bloggers For Democracy
and everyone that has agreed to post-
the big ticket
songs:illinois
last sound of summer
moerex
kingblind
bradley's almanac
scissorkick
republic of replicants
mystery and misery

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