See that lady off the the left of this text? That’s Susan B. Anthony, one of the women responsible for achieving women’s voting rights in America. I grew up looking at her impressive profile every Sunday. You see, she had attended the church I went to and I learned all abut her work in getting women the vote when I was a young girl. I know that voting is not something I should take for granted so I’ve always been a participant in the electoral process.
Since I became a mother, however, I’ve gone from “likely voter” to “rabid, obsessed voter, waiting impatiently at the polling place 10 minutes before it opens”. Until my kids are old enough to vote for themselves, I’m speaking for them when I vote. I’m looking at the issues and the candidates with an eye for how they will treat my children. It’s nothing as silly as who I would prefer as a babysitter for my kids. It’s as serious as who I’d prefer as the custodian of the global future that my children will be a part of even after I die.That’s not a decision I take lightly.
Here are some of the issues I’m thinking about most in relation to voting this year. Please keep in mind, these are my personal opinions. I’ve come to them after serious consideration. They may not be the same as yours but please be respectful. Thanks!
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