I am in LOVE with this Voting Visualization worksheet, it’s a little (super doable) thing that makes a BIG difference, and it’s fun! I am sharing my worksheet here, please feel free to share yours!
Note: in case you can’t read my handwriting, at the bottom of this post is the text of my worksheet! 😀
I was so jazzed by my to-do list that came out of the visualization, I got started right away, and who knew Paperless Post has all sorts of Election Day viewing invitations?! There are THIRTY options! I chose this a Hello Lucky one to send my friends. I might use this one as a save-the-date. 😉 I’m thinking pink…
My Visualization of Voting Day Tuesday November 6th:
The sun rises at 6:17am in downtown Los Angeles. I will have just gotten back the previous night from New York City where I marched in the Nevertheless We Vote parade. I’m normally not an early bird, but with the excitement of the day and jet lag from New York, I wake up around 7:30am and eat a yogurt for breakfast. I have already voted by mail (and if I didn’t send it off in time, I bring my mail-in ballot to any polling location – like the one in my apartment building!). I’ve sent off an email to my amazing newsletter subscribers the night before, so today I will be on social media more. I drive to my hometown and visit my grandmother (whom I’ve already made sure voted by mail – she prefers to not go to the polls, and by this time I’ll make sure all my cousins have voted too!) and start driving people to the polls (note to self: ask the Democratic candidate if they have sign ups for this). I stop for lunch at Gungjung Sulrangtang (the benefits of being home – amazing Korean soup!). I can just taste the meat falling off the bone in my galbi soup, and there are little pots of salt crystals and fresh chopped scallions at every table, which I use liberally. They have my favorite radish kimchi that day too. Sometimes I’m shy, but on this important day I make sure to hop onto Instagram Live. In the evening I’m going to watch the election results at my home, light candles (sunset is 4:56pm!) and my friend Yumi is there, as well as Aurora and MILCK and Kosha and Alissa (note to self: invite them over! Hm, what food should I have available?). I’ll order takeout from a Thai place and/or pizza. The last polls to close are 10pm pacific time in Alaska, I’ll probably send everyone home around then. We’ll exchange hugs and feel really good about all the amazing new people to enter Congress (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!) and that we are closer to protecting women’s rights and advancing our rights toward equality!
TO DO LIST:
- Talk to family about making sure they’re registered to vote (if I talk to Mom, I know she’ll handle about 75% of the family! So I’d like to concentrate on my cousins who are in their 20s and maybe haven’t voted in a midterm election before) By 10/2/2018
- Contact Call (he’s better on the phone) Allen (Asian American vote in District 39) to see if there is a driving people to the polls initiative for November 6th By 10/2/2018
- Make a paperless post invite for Election Day watching the GREAT results roll in By TODAY!