Street Talkers '08 Election Edition

Name: Nickolette

Age: 22

Residence: West Village

Occupation: Graphic designer

Last Book Read: Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

Your Vote: Definitely Obama. Why? The last eight years politically have been abysmal. The war, obviously, is a major issue of contention; Bush is hugely anti-woman, anti-civil rights, anti-civil liberties, and thatís reason enough to vote against another four years of the same policies.

Important Issues: Womenís rights and reproductive liberty. Thirty years ago, Roe v. Wade was really a revolutionary act in the United States, and itís pretty pathetic that now we are the only country in Western civilization thatís trying to take those rights back.

Does being queer affect your decision? I wouldnít say that, but overall my political state of mind is in huge opposition to everything that the GOP stands for.