I got this very creepy letter two days ago:
WHAT IF YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS, AND YOUR COMMUNITY KNEW WHETHER OR NOT YOU VOTED?
Why do so many people in Los Angeles fail to vote? We’ve been talking about the problem for years, but it only seems to get worse. This year, we’re taking a new approach. We’re sending this mailing to you, your friends, your neighbors, your colleagues at work, and your community members to publicize who does and does not vote…
This chart shows the names of some of your friends, your neighbors, and other people you know, showing which have voted in the past. After the May 16, 2017 election, we intend to mail an updated chart. You and your friends, neighbors…blahblah, will all know who voted and who did not vote.
DO YOUR CIVIC DUTY!…VOTE!
Then they list my name on top, showing I did vote in Jun 2016, Nov 2016 and did not vote March 2017…then there’s today’s school board election or something…with a ? under today’s date.
There are 9 other names, I don’t know one of them, and don’t recognize one street name, so it’s not MY friends or neighbors but they know if I VOTED!
Apparently, whether we vote or not is public knowledge but I felt like the STASSI was breathing down my neck when I read this! Like I was being spanked like a kid, and even threatened with how they’ll send ANOTHER letter after today’s election…so you’d better vote……..or….? Or WHAT? I’ll be embarrassed in my community!?
HERE is a link I found when I searched to see if anybody else thought it was CREEEEEPY!
Some guy quoted in that link said he and his wife aren’t voting today (May 16…school board elections, apparently) BECAUSE they got this letter. GOOD FOR THEM!
What do you think?