|Rosita the Riveter|
|3 people marked this as a favorite.|
Please vote, USians!
We got our ballots on Friday (Washington is an all mail-in voting state), and spent a leisurely Sunday brunch voting over waffles with friends. It was LOOOONG this time, but packed with measures I'm really excited about...
** spoiler omitted **
There were races where there are clear choices, and races with flawed choices (voting for a judge who opposed marriage equality because her opponent is radically worse). And because we are privileged in some ways, our district has two progressive queer candidates for state representative running against each other. They are both doing so much good in the world and I wanted to vote for both! One has advocated for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and people experiencing homelessness, and the other has advocated for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, queer youth, and the Pacific Islander community. That race was a difficult choice, but one with no wrong answer.
My ballot came two weeks ago. We can vote for about a month to the election in San Francisco.
Nothing really LGBT related in California. Some interesting city planning initiatives (though I maintain that ballot box planning is more trouble than it's worth), voted to raise the county sales tax and issue BART more bonds, voted against more red tape for public transit, voted for a non-police investigation board for complainsts against the police, voted to ban the death penalty in California (we had a competing initiative to streamline the execution process and reduce appeals). I didn't consider president a hard choice, seeing as how I actually like Clinton.