» February 8th, 2010
The following paraphrases excerpts from a chain-spam floating around the Internet. Among other things, it explains the “perfect storm” of voter power over the next 4 years:
In November of 2010 the entire House of Representatives will stand for re-election; all 435 of them. One third of the Senate, a total of 33 of them, will also stand for re-election. Two years later, in 2012, another third of the Senate stands for re-election (along with the White House). In 2014, the final third of the Senate is due for re-election.
That’s right, in the next 4 years voters can completely change the face of politics in Washington — or they can leave it alone. YOUR VOTE DECIDES WHAT WILL HAPPEN. Don’t be part of that large swath of apathetic non-voters. If it’s time for a change, vote that way. If it’s better to stay the course, vote that way. BUT VOTE.
To help you make your voices heard, we’ve set up categories for each state with a post of the name of each Governor, Senator, and Representative, so that you can weigh in on whether they should stay or go. Tell everyone what you think about your elected officials.
The spam goes on to suggest that it’s a good time to vote out ALL incumbents and also enact term-limits for all elected offices, but that’s fodder for another post.