I hate these “Get Out and Vote”, “Rock the Vote”, “Vote or Die” groups aimed at young uneducated voters that have no idea what a candidates’ voting record is or the consequences of their vote (except from what they learn from MTV and Comedy Central) Many of them don’t even have a clear grasp of history.
Did you know that most 18-35 year olds can correctly identify a picture of Lindsay Lohan, but not Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin?
These are the exact people who the ‘ get out and vote’ groups want at the polls because it only helps their cause.
DON’T VOTE UNLESS YOU KNOW WHO/WHAT YOU’RE VOTING FOR!
Voting is your right, but with that right comes responsibility.
Should you vote in the next election? Everyone should take this brief quiz, especially if you fall into that 18-35 year old group.
SHOULD I VOTE? – If you fail this quiz, study up or do your country a favor and stay home.
Do you know where your candidates really stand on the issues that are important to you? Do you know how they voted in the past or even recently? Below are several sites, listed from the most simplest to the more complex. Please take a few minutes and get to know your candidates. Their votes speak louder than their words.
VOTE EASY – brought to you by Project Vote Smart. Find out which candidates are most like you.
PROJECT VOTE SMART – The voter’s self-defense system.
The US Congress Votes Database – A project from the Washington Post
GovTrack – A civic project to track Congress. (Members of Congress, Bills and Resolutions, Voting Records and Congressional Committees)