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20 Days of Theatrical Thanks 2012: Day 5

Today I’m thankful for…the right to vote.

Today I traveled over 3 hours to the Rockaways in New York in order to exercise my right to vote, and it was an invigorating process. Despite Hurricane Sandy’s best attempts to disrupt Election Day, those who had lost nearly everything proved that they didn’t lose pride in their civic duty: though Sandy made things trickier — polling stations were moved/combined last minute making it hard to communicate changes to those without power/internet/phones — free shuttle buses regularly crossed the peninsula to transport the dislocated to their correct stations.

It was a journey — at one point 10 others and myself waited for a bus for 30 minutes before a passerby informed us the route had changed and the bus was running on the next street over — but we all made it. We all voted.

And because this is a theatrical thanks, we’ve got to give a shout-out to the best voting moment in a musical:

Whether it’s Election Day, or any other day, I’m always thankful for our Founding Fathers — and that in this year, 2012, New York will, most decidedly, not abstain courteously. 

For more info about 20 Days of Thanks, go here.


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This entry was posted on November 6, 2012 by in Editorials, Musical, Theatre and tagged , , , , .



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