There’s No Such Thing As A Protest Vote
Clay Shirky

Thank you for this piece. Full of facts, just like reality. I never cease to be amazed at the number of folks who claim to be for civil rights and social justice, but who waste their vote and potentially imperil the marginalized of our society, because of a notion of false equivalency. What you’ve added presents a picture of an egocentric mind believing someone is actually “reading” their so-called message.

Justin Dart, great American patriot and disability rights activist famously said: “Vote as if your life depended on it, because it does”. I like to add to that, “Although your life may not depend on it, someone else’s does”. Quite frankly, as a child and disability rights advocate, not to mention as a woman, I view this election to be a matter of life or death, although I might survive any outcome - plenty of folks, especially children, are at risk of greater suffering.

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