Here’s a quick post to honor today’s monumental election.
When I was 16, my boyfriend at the time, turned 18. He was carefree and nonchalant about voting. It was a midterm election year but I implored him to vote. I recall having an impactful discussion with him and crying tears of passion. How could he not vote? I made such a big deal of this that he registered the very next day and voted.
I also remember the first Presidential election in which I voted. I had just turned 18 and registered as a 17 year old, knowing that I’d be able to vote a couple weeks later. It was a huge day, as I believe it is our absolute civil duty to vote and express our sentiments politically. Voting was such an important issue to me that I eventually studied political science in college.
So today when I walked to my local polling place wearing white, I thought of the suffragette movement and the women who fought for my right to vote. As I was marking the ballot for Hillary Clinton and so many other women, I became tearful. It’s a miracle that we’ve just had an African American President and now I hope we will be honored to have a woman in the highest office in the United States.
I’m proud to live in a country where individuals can vote and there are not riots or martial law. We have such a big decision to make and I’m anxious to see what happens tomorrow.
I’m with her. I hope you are too.
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