Election Day. People are casting their votes (in possibly record-shattering numbers). San Francisco is alive with activism and anxiety about what’s to come.
But in the waning hours of what’s the most important election of our time, it’s vital we remember that every vote and voice matters — which is why these painted sentences on this garage door in The Castro perfectly capture that notion.
“One vote gave… Adolf Hitler… control of the Nazi Party,” reads one of the white-brushed sentences, echoing an eerie familiarity to the current panorama. Though, fact check, that wasn’t exactly true ; but it’s a good sentiment. Another string of words nods to the fact that the state of Texas — a “toss-up” state in 2020 and becoming more purple by the election — was decided by just a single vote, albeit that came down to senate votes.
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If you haven’t already done so, vote today. If you know someone who hasn’t voted yet, nudge them toward doing it. For homebound San Franciscans struggling to cast their ballots today, the City has partnered with the nonprofit Shanti Project for the Deliver the Vote initiative, which will send volunteers to the homes of vulnerable residents to collect and drop off ballots for them.
Nine San Francisco Public Library branches have opened official ballot drop-off locations; 588 polling stations are currently open across SF today; both the…