Thursday, January 22, 2009


Tonight we find out if the city I love is going to love its people. I sat at a table for a little over 4 hours this afternoon encouraging people to vote and explaining what the election was for. I feel like I haven't contributed as much as I would have liked to getting the English Only amendment shut down, but I feel good to know that I helped at all. The polls close in 30 minutes, and hopefully tonight I'll know the outcome of the election before I go to bed. I'm still not a fan of politics, but it's comforting to know that I can recognize my passions and work against things I feel undermine my values. I know my relative apathy isn't an aversion to politics; rather, I am simply too non-confrontational to get overly involved and invested unless I really care.

I think this is a big deal, and now I've done what I can. Now it's out of my hands, and I'm simply waiting on results.


Becca said...

Well? Results?

Kindall said...

English only was defeated by 10,000 votes! And apparently the Curb had the 2nd highest percentage of no votes. I don't know if I had anything to do with that, but I'd like to think I helped.

andrew said...

I'm glad to hear it was defeated!