Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is Election Day!
The polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM, so all U.S. citizens on campus should find some time to vote at their assigned polling location. Connecticut offers Election Day Registration, meaning those of you who forgot to register or to apply for an absentee ballot can still register and vote in person in the main lobby of City Hall.
Vans to City Hall and the various polling places will depart regularly from Usdan starting at 9 AM, and several of the polls are within walking/biking distance of campus. Bring a photo ID (such as your WesCard) and the letter emailed to you over the weekend from Wesleyan’s Office of the Registrar. The Registrar’s site has more information on registration and ID requirements. Students voting by absentee ballot should double-check their state’s deadline and mail it back on time.
Still unsure about voting in Middletown? Check out my reasons, let your fave celebrities convince you, or read a local newspaper.
To all Members of the Commonwealth,
It is my dearest hope that after the failures of the Roth Administration and the Obama Administration, you all realize the stupidity that it is voting. It is ridiculous to expect a system to change by voting a politician into power. Our so called democratic system was designed to stall radical change and to keep the ruling classes in power. We live in a two party dictatorship that deludes us into thinking that our votes really count. That being said if you want to experience real power, if you want to create real radical changes, I encourage you to come work with Delta Mu Tao members in the Wesleyan Parliament. There are many things that can be done on our campus to improve the quality of life of poor students, students of color, the custodians, and the LGBT community. So join the Wesleyan Parliament and fulfill your civic duty to our commonwealth. You could serve by becoming a knight of the commonwealth. One can do this by doing activism on campus and raising awareness on issues regarding social justice, the environment, etc.
One commonwealth, one people, one society.
The Lord Protector
Founder of Delta Mu Tao and Sponsor of the Wesleyan Parliament
activism isn’t led from behind. proclamations like this are nice. posters advertising your mystery frat are stylish. actual action would be nicer. you need to know your allies. as it stands, you’re an anonymous commenter with some nice ideas, some naive cynicism, and a whole lot of question marks where bona fides should be.