So, I did something cool on Saturday. Me and my BFF Jon Stewart held this rally in DC. No big deal. About 250,000 of my closest friends showed up. It was a pretty awesome time.
But in all seriousness, Carrie Martin, the UPB Faculty Coordinator, and I went to DC Saturday morning to experience what it was like to go to a rally in DC. I had decided to go to DC as soon as Stewart announced on The Daily Show, and as the date got closer and closer I started to get inappropriately excited.
It was perhaps close to an 11 hour day, with little time actually spent seeing/hearing anything at the Rally, but I think that it’s a day I won’t trade for anything. The Rally to Restore Sanity stood for much more than the comedians running it. I saw more people coming together for a common cause than I ever have before. Not only were there disaffected college students fed up with the system or its rhetoric, but parents with their children, involved middle aged couples, grandparents, all interested in changing the way we discuss politics.
I think no matter your politics, you need to be interested in the process. Yesterday was election day, and it’s not just your right to vote, but your responsibility. It’s easy to scoff and think “What can I accomplish,” but you can’t create any change without being a part of it.
~Kelly McKew, Film Director