March is finally here, and we’re okay with that. Mostly.
As of this writing, tomorrow is Super Tuesday! NPR has got a lot of nifty statistics on the likelihood of Texas going blue this year, so let’s keep our hopes high and our “Yo Voté” stickers proudly on display!
Texas is one of the youngest states in the country. About 40% of the population is under the age of 30, and more than 60% of those young people are people of color, largely Latino. It’s projected that by 2022, 1 in 3 voters in Texas will be under 30. And while turnout among voters under 30 has historically been extremely low (just 8% in 2014), turnout among these voters tripled compared with the previous midterm election (emphasis ours).
Speaking of a Blue Texas, we have many organizers to thank for their efforts getting out the vote, but we at Pome particularly cannot neglect to thank anime cosplayers for their fundraising efforts. (And Vice, for putting the word “weeaboos” in the lede.)
There’s been a lot of talk about delegates and brokered conventions, which can be really intimidating to those of us who just want our vote to count. If you’d like to learn more about what it all means, here’s a brief primer on the ins and outs of primary season.
Do you love libraries? Do you hate it when people scoff at the idea of making them more accessible to kids and low-income families by eliminating late fees? Read and show the haters this incredibly informative little zine by Pome fave Sarah Mirk!
Today in INJECT THIS CONTENT DIRECTLY INTO MY VEINS: science confirms what most of us already instinctively knew, which is that if you drive a fancy, expensive car, you’re probably a jerk!
The New Yorker has a lovely profile of the new union movement, complete with gorgeous pictures, and featuring our dearly beloved Kickstarter employees’ union!
To close things off, we just want to say: DTMFA, GO TEAM FROGGIE!!!