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11.05.2012

If You Are A Writer, You Should Not Vote for Romney

It's no secret I'm a liberal. I'm leftist and technically, I shouldn't be voting for a system that doesn't wort, but I must work with the tools I'm given. I voted (absenteely [is this a word?]) for the juuuuuuuuuuust white guy: Barry. But really, you should vote for whoever best suits your interests. LiLo, for example, is rich; Romney is her guy.

As writers (and artists), then, Romney can't represent us: Romney is anti-art.

The Arts Action Fund recently came out with a nifty chart to summarize both major candidates:


"Mr. Obama the Democrat is the much-preferred candidate," reports Greg Hinz. Whereas Obama would continue or increase support for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, Romney has stated he will not and would cut it:


Since 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts has granted over $4 billion dollars "to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities." Writers who have won grants for NEA have gone on to win major awards and contribute the American culture and the literary canon. This includes Alice Walker, Jane Smiley, Joyce Carol Oates, Eudora Welty, and many more! Do you really want a president who is anti-Eudora Welty. How can one be anti-Eudora Welty?


NEA also provides grants to artistic community projects. Thus, Romney is anti-community projects.

As the chart above further shows, he's anti-Big Bird, anti-library (or at least Ryan is), and has not addressed arts education.

As writers it would be against our own interest to vote for a candidate who wants to, by the stances he has given us, eliminate our work. Unless, you know, you're Danielle Steel. If you are, by all means...

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. Remember:


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