Twenty-Four Days: Adopt a Guardian Elector Today!
As we count down to the December 19 vote of the electoral college I think it’s time to propose a change in nomenclature. “Faithless Elector” sure seems like an oxymoron this year, and “Hamilton Elector” is a bit of a mixed message. I toyed with “Revolting Elector” but had to prioritize clarity over humor. I’m going to start calling them “Guardian Electors”.
Electors who are pledging to the right thing by casting their ballots for the winner of the national popular vote or, at the very least, voting their conscience, are doing so because they believe they have a responsibility to act as Guardians to our democratic rights. And there’s nothing faithless about that. Guardian Electors have a chance to be heroes next month, to act courageously and to go down in history as having done everything in their power to prevent a fascist regime in what is supposed to be the land of the free.
So here are a few things to say to potential Guardian Electors when you call them:
1. I’m counting on you. My children are counting on you. Do the right thing.
2. Woodie Guthrie had “This Machine Kills Fascists” written on his guitar. Listen to a little Woodie. Your machine is the electoral college. Go.
3. You have a responsibility to vote for hope, for love, for youth, for inclusion, for the kind of society that we can all believe in. Listen to Leslie Odom, Jr. for a bit. Seriously, it will help.
4. The future of the United States is incredibly diverse. By 2020 less than half of U.S. children will be white. By 2044, no one racial or ethnic group will be in the majority. Vote for the future. Not the past.
Twenty-four days left until the electoral college votes. Take action today! Convince an elector to become a Guardian Elector!
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