After a long day of getting students at UF excitied about 'cleaning up and greening up' politics, my first thought is: how did my hair get so frizzy!?! I'm gonna blame it on the Southern weather! Nothing like standing out in the Florida sun for a few hours to turn your hair into a bird's nest of tangles and frizz.
Frizz ball hair is a small price to pay for the amazing work we did today. Who knows, maybe I created a new fashion statement (I know, "stop trying to make frizzy happen"!)
We had students tweet Candy Crowley, the moderator of the 2nd presidential debate, to have her ask candidates about the influence that contributions from polluting corporations have on their decision making process. We want candidates to break their silence on climate change and the influence of big polluters on politics. People over Profits! We also had lots of people take photo pledges with signs saying things like, "I am a voter and I want CLEAN AND GREEN POLITICS" or "I am a voter and I WANT CANDIDATES TO STOP TAKING DIRTY $ FROM BIG POLLUTERS". Everyone was really excited to get involved and if I could take one thing away from today it's this: People really do care. Once people heard about what Power Vote is about and all of the fantastic things we are doing, they were happy to do what they could to help. Young voters understand that climate change is an issue that concerns everyone and that we need to start demanding real solutions.