PRLog - Nov. 2, 2010 - Coming out of the 2010 mid-term elections, it's too early to compile exact statistics -- but odds are a majority of Americans didn't cast ballots on Tuesday.
Some are disenfranchised by age restrictions, incarceration or other legal obstacles. Others simply choose not to vote. The conventional wisdom writes them off as apathetic. The Ⓧ2012 Project begs to differ.
"Our reasons for not voting are our business," says Thomas L. Knapp. "Construing the majority's boycott of elections as 'apathy' toward politics makes no more sense than construing the fact that I haven't specifically told you not to take my car as 'apathy' toward grand theft auto."
Knapp formally launched The Ⓧ2012 Project on Tuesday as polls closed on the west coast. Its goal is to mobilize 10 million Americans to publicly declare that their refusal to vote in November, 2012 constitutes non-consent rather than apathy. "Ⓧ2016's goal will be 50 million," he says.
"The consent of the governed is the standard of a government's legitimacy,"
The Ⓧ2012 Project raises and spends no money, depending on its supporters to act on their own to promote "active non-consent."
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The mission of The Ⓧ2012 Project is to promote mobilize non-voters for an active boycott of the US 2012 general election.