Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Get Out The (Primary) Vote While Advocating for the Legalization of Marijuana and Gay Marriage!

There are only six days left until the New York City Democratic Primary. The Primary is just as, if not more, important than the election in November because in the Primary we'll decide what Democratic candidates to put up. For some races (i.e. Borough President, Public Advocate, etc.) the Primary will determine the election because there just aren't that many Republican candidates in a place like New York City (thank God). But that means there are some bad Democrats out there. So, get your ass to the poll (find your polling place here).

But if you really care about New York City politics (and you should because they affect you!), I suggest you try the new software by 2002 Libertarian candidate for New York Governor Scott Jeffrey. Jeffrey created at first to help promote his organization's issues (the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage) but LegalizeVotes quickly developed into a way for any New Yorker to start their own Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaign without leaving their home or office. With this easy-to-use, web-based software you can look up your friends, send them a reminder to vote, endorse your favorite candidate and send them a MapQuest link for their polling site. It's super easy and fun because you can also check out your friends' voting scores. Hell, you can even check the voting scores of New York City celebrities. For example, Sarah Jessica Parker scores a 6.7. Carrie Bradshaw would be so proud! With a 1.1, Woody Allen proves once again to be a poor role-model. Al Franken rates a 6.7 and Howard Stern gets a 7.5. Howard Stern beats Al Franken?

Visit LegalizeVotes. Check out my poor voting score. But most importantly, get off your ass and vote on Tuesday, September 13!

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