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'Voter Song' Spreads Info on Absentee Voting in Arlington

The group "Dem Girls" performs in the Courthouse Plaza on Saturdays.

A song about absentee voting is capturing the attention of Arlingtonians.

“People are much more responsive to the information now that there’s a song,” said volunteer Liza Figueroa Kravinsky, a composer from Clarendon who is interested in spreading the word about getting people to the polls.

She started playing the “Voter Song” outside of the Clarendon Metro for the 2008 election and was soon joined by Arlington County Revenue Commissioner Ingrid Morroy and her sister, Judith Morroy.

The group, called “Dem Girls,” plays the song outside the Clarendon Metro and near the Courthouse Plaza on Saturdays.

Watch the full video of the Dem Girls performance on YouTube.

A sample of the lyrics:

“If you work outside the county on Election Day, vote absentee. Even if you just think you’re just going to be away, vote absentee.”

Kravinsky added some additional lyrics this year informing voters that their votes are counted on election night and other details.

“People love it,” Morroy said. “They love the message and usually there is a volunteer there who hands out information on voting. The song is nonpartisan, but there may be volunteers there handing out their info on their party.”

To find out more on absentee voting in Arlington, visit the county's Office of Voter Registration.

Liza Figueroa Kravinsky October 24, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Actually, this song is being performed at all metro stations in Arlington and soon in Alexandria.
Colter95 October 27, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Consider these facts before you vote: 1. Is the economy better off now than it was four years ago? Based on the evidence, I'd have to say no. Wages are down, the the prices of everything we buy is up. The price of gas has doubled. Good jobs are scarce. 2. Are the slight "up tics" in the economy a solid trend in the right direction? I don't think so. First, the gains are very slight. Second, I believe they are the result in the temporary stimulus by the Federal Reserve, in which they printed a lot of new money. It provides a slight bump now, but the cost will come later - after the election. Ben Bernanke is trying to save Obama's job, along with his own. 3. The continual misrepresentation of Romney on the auto bailout by the Obama administration. Obama appears to be taking complete credit for the bailout, while simultaneously saying that Romney was for liquidation of the auto industry. This is an absolute falsehood. It was Bush who initiated the bailout and TARP. Obama continued it and then expanded it, to his credit. However, Romney was one of the first to say that the industry needed to go through bankruptcy reorganization, and eventually they did exactly that. He also said that any needed loans should come from the private sector. He never said that the industry should be liquidated, or that he would deny federal funds if he were president, and private sector funds were not available. Obama lies! 4. The Benghazi coverup and lies.
JByrd November 01, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Great stuff. Get out and vote, but please please do your research before voting. Both candidates are impressive and we should be proud. Seriously. One of my biggest concerns (after jobs) is the long term fiscal picture for the country. It's the "new normal" post a 30 year credit bubble that burst, different demographics, more global competition, etc. We need to reform our tax code AND our spending (both near term and long term should focus on high-rate-of-return and a solid safety net). After reading CBO and other reports, I just today saw this from a commenter (below). Biden said during last debate "Obamacare keeps medicare solvent until 2024". That's twelve years from now. Not enough. Need a plan "Medicare is a freaking disaster, just finished an auditing assignment involving it, you could probably triple or quadrouple the taxes we currently pay and I don't know if it would cover it." Also, ask why obamacare before jobs, housing and controlling healthcare COSTS? And, don't gives us the "improved" metrics from the depths of the global fiscal crisis? The economy started turning around during transition and has been sluggish since. And for Romney, "vouchers" don't provide a secure safety net. Need to revise.

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