I wrote this post back in 2010 (midterms!), but I think it might be good to re-post during each election cycle. I won't be working my usual election day job as a judge since I will be on baby-duty in the evening. BUT DEMOCRACY MARCHES ON!
What is troubling, though is that our Missouri Secretary of State has predicted that less than 20%.
Anyway, I don't usually hide my politics. If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, I am sure you know where I come down on some of the issues.
But who I support probably does not matter to you. Just get your ass to a voting booth on Tuesday.
Political endorsements are stupid. They are stupid for newspapers to do and they are stupid for blogs to probably do to.
So, instead of an endorsement I am going to implore you to just vote.
Vote for the person who you think will bolster education initiatives in your community and state.
Vote for the person who sees the department of education at the state and national level as a vital part of what government can do right sometimes.
Vote for the person who will stop cutting away at higher education funding.
Vote for someone who isn't going to use their office as a pulpit to fire professors, discredit instructors or eliminate entire departments because they perceive them to be controversial.
Vote for the person that will fight to ensure that grants, scholarships and loans will still send millions of kids to college across the country.
Vote for someone who supports smart sex education that is based on mentoring and leadership not religious writing that makes you fear your body.
Vote for the person who who is not afraid of science, but embraces its nuances and challenges.
Vote for the person that will realize free and reduced lunches are a big part of a successful education policy AND that those programs should not stop after a student's senior year.
Vote for someone who sees education as a pathway to citizenship.
Other than that, I really don't care who the hell you vote for.