The right to vote is such an extraordinary gift. Allow me the warm and fuzzy pride I feel as I type those words. You’re hearing from a girl who has just recently passed her U.S. citizenship test. I was born in Canada, but have lived in the United States for a number of years. As a Canadian, I have never been allowed to vote in a federal election. If I am sworn in during the month of September as the Immigration Officer who administered my test expected I would, I will walk in to a voting booth for the first time in my life this November.
So, I take the ‘right’ to vote very seriously. I read everything I can get my hands on, I watch and I listen. It is excruciatingly important to me that my vote be an educated one. I imagine you feel the same, right? As mothers, as fathers, as women and men, as individuals, the issues facing our families and our country are important.
So, have you decided who will get your vote? Is there one issue over another that has swayed you? According to this article in the New York Times today, the Republican and Democratic Conventions were little more than glorified pep rallies as 90% of us have already decided who’s beliefs fit with ours. Does that sound right to you…. or are you open to hearing what the other side has to say?
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