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Your Vote Counts!
For Beyond 50's "Political" talks, listen to an interview with Godfrey Harris. He has worked for President Kennedy in the State Department and for Lyndon Johnson in the Office of the President. Harris has created a mechanism called Voter Issue Alliances that can bring like-minded voters together through the internet to pledge their collect votes to a candidate in return for the candidate's pledge to support a position on a particular issue of importance to the group's members.
According to Harris, Voter Issue Alliances could work to get the job done and how a fed dedicated citizens can actually start the process of beating the Big Money now, overwhelming and corrupting our politics.
To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 294
Proposing Compulsory Voting in America:Refusing to appear for jury duty, ignoring registration for the draft, failing to pay taxes, defying licensing requirements, and skipping school are all subject to fines and even imprisonment. Failure to vote in an election for a Federal office should also trigger a penalty.
Many countries such as Austria, Australia, Brazil, Peru, and Singapore require attendance at the polls while encouraging the casting of blank ballots for those who don’t care or for those with religious objections.
Studies show that compulsory voting tends to increase citizen awareness of issues and control of government. It would be an important way to effectively counteract the corrupting role of big contributors, big corporations, and big bureaucracies in governance.
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