#CTL2: Convince Michael to vote!
Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout rate in the nation. Help us change that. Michael Remen, a sous-chef in Hilo, spent an hour and a half trying to vote in the primary. It was such a mess he doesn't plan to vote again. Send him a message or video tagged #CTL2 and convince him to vote.
- Really Micheal...its a time thing!? Think of the hundreds who died in the middle east over the last several years just to have the RIGHT to vote and the soldiers from the US who were also over there who gave their lives fighting for democracy. You're living the charmed life in Hawaii, probably a life of no cares....but there is a community under and around you who may not be so privileged - sure you can handle a bit of time standing outside on a lovely Hawaiian afternoon to vote...bring a good cook book w/ you to improve your own skills!
- Michael, I feel your polling pain. The first time I voted in my home state (Kansas) I felt as though I might be turned away for being a (gasp!) Democrat. The truth is, sometimes voting may not be convenient or pleasant, but it matters. Don't forget you can vote by mail! Skip the polling lines altogether.
- Voting is one of the privileges that many have fought and died to be able to do .... it is a right of passage for every American to be able to go and vote.... voting is one of the most important things you can do for your Country other then serve in the military. It is your civic duty as an American and even if you don't care about that .. you should care about it being your right to do so....Many around the world have not been allowed to vote... have not been able to vote... you have that right and you are able ...it may be a mess... but it is one of the things that are worth it to stand in line for hours if need be... your voice will be heard ... but only if you vote...
- I grew up in Hawaii. Although I recall helping Mufi Hanneman campain in Kalihi, I did not cast my first vote until I moved to the mainland. Voting was never promoted in Elementary, Junior High or HighSchool. I think locals need confirmation that their voice does matter. AND, only when you voice your opinion can change TRULY come to Hawaii.
- Effort at transparency: Below is a video message from me, John Sutter, the CNN guy organizing this project. I met Michael on a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. I was struck by his passion for politics and for local civic life. He told me he loves Election Day because he goes to the polls to discuss the issues with his friends in the parking lot. How cool -- and how rare -- is that? I really hope he votes in November.
- Now back to the People of the Internet ...
- Ah, well first there is the fact that a LOT of people have fought and died to give you the right to vote. At least half the world can't, maybe you should go try living in one of those places for a while. but there is a specific big issue in this election. If MITT gets into office; he will melt you, your family, your distant relatives, and every one else into puddles of radioactive waste within two years. How's that for a reason.
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- Shelley RosenObama is for all the people keeps his word gd with foregin policy laid ground work economy is getting better experienced needs to continue as President 2012-10-25T01:07:17.090Z
- AJ BoatrightMichael, oops, I accidentally hit send to quick. Anyway, you are a chef. vote early, invite friends over for specially selected "theme" food and theme wine...Michael, oops, I accidentally hit send to quick. Anyway, you are a chef. vote early, invite friends over for specially selected "theme" food and theme wine selections that pertain to the election in some way. Like "Pants On Fire" wine and stuffed crab with muscles. Make a party of watching the results. Your friends will love it and you'll be a local folk hero for such a cool party theme.more2012-10-24T23:53:51.048Z
- AJ BoatrightMichael,2012-10-24T23:49:27.718Z
- AJ BoatrightMichael,2012-10-24T23:49:27.246Z
- Mike ClearyDon't vote. The people have no say in government. Take the 2004 election for example. Did Al Gore win with the popular vote? Nope. Only vote when the electoral...Don't vote. The people have no say in government. Take the 2004 election for example. Did Al Gore win with the popular vote? Nope. Only vote when the electoral college has been disbanded.more2012-10-24T23:46:42.730Z