Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Not Voting? Expect silent treatment from DiCaprio

Leonardo and a few other Hollywood types got together with Google to produce a video promoting voter registration. They seemed appauled that only 1 in 4 of Americans are actually registered to vote.

"If you're not going to vote I don't even know what to say to you anymore," DiCaprio says after the video turns serious. "You know you have to vote."

I have always voted. I have helped register people to vote. I have worked on campaigns and I have met many high-level important politicians. I also understand why people don't vote. I'd even consider many in the "don't vote" camp as informed and disgusted rather than apathetic or dim. I respect people's choice not to vote but I don't entirely agree. In my only attempt to encourage non-voters to vote I will use the same method that public schools use to teach sex education:

Please pay attention. You must know the risk. I urge you please please please don't engage in voting. But, if you must... protect yourself and vote for Bob Barr.

And if you don't vote, I'll still talk to you.

1 comment:

Esther said...

I'm just shivering in fear. If I don't vote Leo DiCrapio might not talk to me. I mean, he talks to me like every day . . . wait. No, he's not in my cell phone contacts. Come to think of it I've never heard from him.