Signing up voters remains the PunkVoter’s primary mission, and so far, evidently, it’s going pretty well. “Punks have been lining up at the voter registration tables at our shows,” Thomas Barnett, singer for the Punkvoter band Strike Anywhere, tells the Cleveland Scene. “Everyone feels the urgency of this particular voting year. In the past, maybe they felt like voting didn’t matter, that it was just a contest between rich men. A lot of them think that it’s a distraction from getting real work done in communities and trying to have a broader base of education for social change. But you can argue that when your President is much less horrible and irresponsible than the current one.” Read more.
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