Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vote Naked Campaign in Illinois

For those of you who don't know, Mary Clare and I are from Chicago, Illinois. We met our freshman year of college at University of Illinois, Champaign.

Yesterday, I posted how the Indiana Court of Appeals just refused to grant women's breasts the same protection under the law as men's breasts. Even though there is already precedent in New York.

Today I learned about this great you tube video, Vote naked Illinois. I say it in a Huffington Post story. Here it is:

"Illinois Votes Naked: Nude Campaign Spreads News About Changes To Absentee Voting Law (VIDEO)

...The Equality Illinois Education Project teamed up with Rock the Vote and Roosevelt University for an eye-catching campaign that aims to get out the vote. "Vote Naked Illinois" wants to make people aware of the fact that this year, they don't need pants to make a difference in state government.

This summer, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that required early voting in the "high traffic" areas near Illinois universities, Illinois Statehouse News reports. This means registered voters can submit absentee ballots as early as Sept. 23, and turn in their ballots at early voting locations between Oct. 11 and Oct. 28.

The move is seemingly an effort to attract more young voters...

One effective campaign tool? Nudity. The "Vote Naked Illinois" folks made this informative video about the changes to the state's early voting law: (Hat tip to Gapers Block for bringing this gem to our attention!)"

Click here for the full Huffington Post story

What a fun, creative way to convince people to vote and to tell people in Illinois that they can vote by mail. My hat and everything else is off for them.

Tom Mulhall
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