If voting is your civic duty, what does that make volunteering to work the polls on election day?
“Thank you for your service.” That’s what a few voters said as the exited the empty middle school gymnasium.
I didn’t really think of it as service. We were being paid a flat rate of $175 in exchange for our labor. When I first saw the sum I thought of how many al pastor burritos that would buy (16). Watching my stocks undulate like a fish performing its mating dance, this was the closest thing to a get rich quick scheme I could find. It’s more of a get teen rich excruciatingly slowly sort of scheme. Continue reading Democracy (In)Action