Don’t Boo. Vote.
It is not very often that we publish our magazine with an overtly political message on the cover. This is especially true these past two years because the political landscape has been changing so rapidly. For too long we, as a people, have been lulled into a sense of security that the checks and balances that were placed into our system would keep horrible things from happening. We are being shown just how wrong we have been in our thinking.
However, there is a way that each and every one of us can start to take back our country and start making our system, our government, our elected officials start working for us again. You may already be tired of hearing people say it, but the simple fact is that you can help change by… voting. One snowflake might melt when it hits the ground all alone, but hundreds, even thousands of snowflakes can completely change the landscape.
There is a lot of talk and rabble-rousing about the “blue wave is coming,” but as comforting as that might be, any kind of wave wont be as strong without your contribution to it, no matter how disenfranchised you might feel. As an extremely wise man once said, “Don’t boo. Vote.” I’d like to add, from my own personal feelings and experience, don’t whine, don’t let depression immobilize you, don’t boo, don’t over-self medicate, just take the time to vote.
The situation we are in did not happen overnight. It has been a long time in the making, so don’t expect things to change overnight, but we have the power to start chipping away at the corruption and greed. Remember those snowflakes.
The electronic version of this issue has links embedded on the cover that will help you register to vote online, since there is still just a little bit of time to do it, and those web pages will help answer other questions you might also have. Inside the magazine you will find some articles that will give you some political insight and there is even an ad with the Rainbow Chamber PAC’s candidate endorsements. (Informed voters are the best!)
Of course there are other, non-political articles throughout this issue, and we are sure you will find some fun and interesting stuff inside.
So, pick up a copy, download a copy or click through the online version. All of them are free and no “jumping through hoops” or registration is required. All of us here at Outword know what it’s like to be busy with life and tired at the end of each day, but we would like to say thank you for taking the time to picking us up and we wish you the very best. Here’s to a brighter future for the (Re)United States.