Posted by John Fernandes on April 19, 2016 at 11:32 AM
Can You Make A Meme About the NY Primary?
Today's mission at Open Primaries is to make memes in response to New York's primary elections and the extensive restrictions placed on the voters. The general attitude towards the NY primary and the unfair voter registration rules is: annoying. Why is it that in order to vote one must jump through hoops and bypass obstacles just to have a chance at voting?
Let's make some memes and share them across the inter-web. 3.2 million New York voters are barred from casting a ballot in the primary today. More so, many voters will not be able to vote for the candidate they feel is best because of their registered party affiliation.
Here are some interesting facts:
- 1 in 3 registered Millennials (18 - 34) in NY can't vote today
- 1 in 5 registered Latinos in NY can't vote today
- 1 in 8 registered African-Americans in NY can't vote today
- 1 in 3 registered Asian-Americans in NY can't vote today
- 1 in 4 registered women in NY can't vote today
These statistics may be disturbing, however, what is more disturbing is that these people who cannot vote in today's primary contributed toward the $25 million needed in order for the election to take place! Let's all make some memes in response to these stats and show the world how unfair these elections are.