Today millions of Americans are voting in the U.S. mid-term elections, widely seen as a nation-wide referendum on the Trump administration. Congressional seats, including representatives and Senators across the country, will be chosen, as well as mayors, governors and many local positions, and issues.
Face Activities encourages all of our users and site’s visitors to get out and vote today. Please don’t skip this important activity: it’s crucial to make your voice count in the electoral process. It’s too easy to give in to feelings of powerlessness, or apathy. But voting is the life’s blood of our democracy, and the more people who vote, the stronger our democracy becomes.
The Democrats are hoping to recapture the House of Representatives, at best, or at least strengthen their numbers in both the House and the Senate. A stronger position in Congress will mean a more effective opposition to Trump Administration policies. Of course, republicans are attempting to block this, and strengthen their control of congress.
Over the last few days President Trump has seemingly ignored the advice of his advisors, who recommended messaging about the strength of the economy, in favor of strong anti-immigration rhetoric that’s bound to appeal to his base but offend the sensibilities of less politically extreme swing voters and more main stream republicans, while insensing liberal democrats and progressives.
Trump has frequently referred to the immigrant caravan of desperate refugees headed towards the southern U.S. border, triggering fears that they are a dangerous invading force in the eyes of his more xenophobic followers. Trump has attempted to send thousands of U.S. military troops to the southern border.
Donald Trump Jr. was even accused of dog whistling to alt right and Neo Nazi Groups, using the number “88” (a significant white supremacist symbol) in a speech, disguised as an inaccurate percentage when ostensibly discussing voting records in the Senate.
The nation’s political parties are playing for keeps. The results of the mid term elections will either strengthen or weaken the ability of the Trump administration to govern. What ever your political stand, it’s time to go to the polls to vote, and let your voice be heard.
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