Election Day

In most of New York, polls were open from noon – nine o’clock p.m. I arrived at my polling station around 12:15 and cast the eleventh ballot. The vote was close in my district (the 23rd Congressional District of New York), and the board of elections has not yet declared a winner. For some reason, my polling station does not give out “I Voted” stickers–what a bummer!

 

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Elizabeth Warren and I Have Something in Common

No More Names Rally with Mayors Against Illegal Guns at Faneuil Hall

No More Names Rally with Mayors Against Illegal Guns at Faneuil Hall

I’ve always liked Elizabeth Warren for her tireless and passionate advocacy to protect the 99% and to critique the role of corporations in politics today. Additionally, Warren promotes the Equal Pay Act and champions the rights of those in the LGBT community.

Last night, I learned that Warren was born in Oklahoma – Norman – and graduated from Northwest Classen High School, winning the title as “Oklahoma’s Top High School Debater” when she was 16. In 2011, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Although I would definitely support her if she ran for President, she has insisted to reporters that she’s staying in Washington for now. When interviewed by The Today Show on Wednesday about a possible bid, she replied, “I’m in Washington. I’ve got this really great job and a chance to make a difference on things that really matter.”

One issue she’s pressing right now relates to high student loan interest rates. She told Conan O’Brien, “The government should not be making profits off of kids trying to get an education.” I have a vested interest in seeing her student loan bill succeed. (If you care about that issue, visit Student Debt Crisis and sign their petitions!)

Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator for Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren for Senate

Let’s Vote!

I was voter #350 in our precinct. Since I like numbers divisible by five, I thought that was an auspicious sign. My friend Jim goes to the same polling place, and he said he got stuck behind a row of school buses. I wonder what all the kids think about the adults coming into their school for these elections.

They Should Study Their History Books

“History speaks pretty clearly that the markets do better with Democrats. Republicans’ ideas of what constitutes fiscal responsibility simply are not good for the stock market. Democrats have many tendencies, but one of them is to look after the workers, and actually that tendsto be good for demand and good for markets. These capitalists who ware desperate to elect Republicans should study their history books,”

~Jeremy Granham, co-founder of GMO