By Angela Hatcher
Ah, November. A time for cute, cozy sweaters, warm jackets and scarves, your cutest pair of jeans, and copious amounts of pumpkin spice lattes. #PSL4lyfe.
November is also the time for you to cast your vote in one of the most polarizing, outrageous presidential elections our country has ever seen and do your duty as an American citizen.
Exciting stuff, am I right, folks?
Let’s be real, talking politics is no fun nowadays. Both candidates from the two major parties have a plethora of problems and I’m not fond of either. I don’t want to vote for either. I’d much rather just hide behind a PSL and pretend that we aren’t down to Dumb and Dumber for future POTUS.
This is the struggle we face. But we can’t just ignore it. We have to face it.
Twitter feeds are blowing up with memes of Trump and Clinton supporters decked out in partisan paraphernalia, parading around wearing the campaigns of each candidate. Facebook is littered with videos of supporters on both sides, representing political messages in an extreme manner, to say the least.
And through it all, I wonder, how are us millennial kiddos being encouraged to vote when this is what we have to choose from?
Enter Rock the Vote. Established in 1990 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit org, Rock the Vote has been changing the way young people view voting through social media campaigns, making politics fun and interesting for everyone and registering to vote easy as pie. And they’re partnering with American Eagle to further change how people view voting — with some bomb, staple pieces of clothing.
Red, white and BLUEtiful, these statement pieces scream, “Hell yeah I’m an American and I’m going to vote for whoever the f*** I want because I’m exercising my right to be a badass and make a damn difference.”
Whew. That was a mouthful.
But seriously, it is your right to vote. There are a lot of people in the world who will never know that privilege. Even if we are disheartened by political machines dominating the two-party system, we can make a difference.
But if we don’t vote, how will we know if we could make a difference at all?
And what better way to embrace our ability to make an impact than by rocking cute pins, statement tees and the coolest beanie you’ve ever seen in your life?
Whether you’re casting your vote for Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Trump or Clinton, your vote matters.
So ladies and gentlemen, I urge you to rock your nonpartisan voter-wear and most importantly, rock your vote.