How are you going to get through the next 24 hours of election news, voting and results? If you’re anything like us, you’ll need a stiff drink or three to watch the votes roll in tonight. We are nervous as heck, and this drinking game should help us, and you, relax a little bit. Until the cold, harsh light of Wednesday morning hits us, anyway.
There are just two more weeks left until the presidential election will decide if Barack Obama will stay in the Oval Office for another four years or Mitt Romney will become our country’s next commander-in-chief. With the final presidential debate tonight and early voting starting in some states, now’s the time to make sure you’re registered to vote— especially if you live in California, since today’s the last day to register!
Thanks to the women’s suffrage movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Congress passed the 19th amendment in 1919, giving American women the right to vote in our country. Our female ancestors fought hard for our right to have our voices heard, so let’s make ‘em proud. With women’s health care and abortion rights being significant issues this election season, casting our ballots on Nov. 6 (or in some cases, earlier) is especially important. Read more …
Now that we’ve gotten that silly town hall presidential debate out of the way, let’s discuss what’s really important: clothes! In a twist of fashion fate, First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney both sported vibrant pink to last night’s event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Egg went for a casual sheath style in a crepey fabric, which she paired with a chunky beaded teal necklace, while Michelle opted for a dressier look complete with matching jacket and a string of pearls. We have our own convictions about who came out on top (and who got shoved in a binder), but what say you?
Full Frontal Freedom is a coalition of artists and media professionals who are using their talent and creativity to raise awareness about the important issues this election year and remind you that it’s sexy to vote. “Our vote is our most powerful weapon in this democracy … All the money in the world cannot buy votes. We recognize that with creativity, innovation, passion and the power which comes from being on the right side of history, we can change hearts and minds in our favor,” says the website.
So, how do they do they plan to do this? By making funny, compelling and fun-to-watch videos, which educate while entertaining. Like “A Vagina, Interrupted,” which reminds us of how easily our rights may be violated if we don’t make our voices heard by voting. [Full Frontal Freedom]
As we’ve previously discussed, voter suppression laws are kind of a big deal — specifically because they impact the poor, people of color, the elderly and students much more than anyone else. And since we — and we’re guessing, you — aren’t Ms. Moneybucks P. Cashly, we’ll likely be disproportionately impacted. That’s why we really appreciate this video by Sarah Silverman that directly connects the recent changes in voter ID laws and requirements with voter suppression. Also, we love her shooting guns with her nana. [Move On]
I interrupt your regularly scheduled consideration of serious political issues to bring you this video of Republicans twerking it to “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)” by rapper Khia. I must warn you the audio is very NSFW, but the dance moves make it all worth it. I don’t know about you, but I’m refreshed and renewed. Back to reading Obama’s AMA Reddit answers! [WOW]