We have one day left. One day of relentless (and sometimes ridiculous) TV commercials. One more day of our phones blowing up with texts asking us to vote. Asking us to ask friends to vote.
I hope that you voted early. I hope that if you didn't, you will vote tomorrow.
It's our last chance. As Georgians, we have the honor and responsibility to determine the future of our country. As ATLiens, we have a huge sway in the outcome.
It is wonderful to see this urgency reflected on the Atlanta BeltLine. This beautiful mural appeared under the John Lewis Freedom Parkway bridge just before Christmas.
It is the brainchild of Vote Ruthless, which draws from the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to get out the vote. The posters were individually created by more than "20 diverse and enthusiastic voters" (that's us, Atlanta!). Thank you, Vote Ruthless.
And over the weekend, a man carried this sign on his bike down the BeltLine to post it on the North Avenue bridge. How fitting that it sits just below the Atlanta skyline. Reminding us of the power we have.
Vote like your lives depend on it, President Obama tells us, because they do.
Vote your hearts out, Atlanta.
An Atlanta native, Nicole Gustin is the Founder & CEO of BiteLines, which offers walking food tours on the Atlanta BeltLine. She considers the BeltLine her backyard, and is excited to see how Atlanta is reinventing itself. The BiteLines blog features art, restaurants, happenings and weirdness on the Atlanta BeltLine. Share story ideas and pics at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or follow on Instagram @bitelinesatl.
Note: We have paused our tours during the pandemic, but will ramp up again as soon as it’s safe.