Pickup Lines for Democracy Nerds

Are you the Kanjozoku, baby? Because you’re making boring Civics exciting and staging competitive off-the-radar races. The Kanjozoku are a group of underground car racers who drive souped-up Honda Civics around Osaka after dark, and I think we need more of that in this country: people getting really excited about civics, and competitive races driven by the grassroots in places you wouldn’t expect. I will keep making the same boring point time and time again: we can’t just cheer for a few high-energy candidates or jeer at people who get us riled up; we have to have put people aligned with our beliefs everywhere in government, and actually build up a government that works on a core democracy level.

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