An Open Letter to Everyone Who Won’t Stop Telling Me to Vote

Voting is a tool for harm reduction, but soon it could be all that’s left in an ever-shrinking box

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An Elected Government Is Not Necessarily a Democratic One

Voting Is Harm Reduction

Further Reading/Listening:

Direct action

Voter suppression and turnout

Erosion of democratic norms

Kavanaugh

This interview with Rebecca Traister, quoted above in the article, is deeply illuminating.

Racism

Poverty

Climate Change

Alt-Right Ideology

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