Tuesday, November 04, 2014

I Voted

I vote every single time. Because until 1920, women in the U.S.* couldn't. It's a right that some fought long and hard for, and we owe them. So go, even if the choice sucks. And if the choices suck that hard, why aren't you doing more to change that?


*Votes for women were legal in some states prior to 1920.

11 comments:

Margaret said...

Yup! I voted too. Seems everyone got an "I voted sticker" except me. Sniff.

Kristen said...

Not to mention the whole "taxation without representation" thing.

riona said...

I know this is a mid-term election but it is particularly important here in the Hudson Valley because a number of State Senate and Assembly seats are up for grabs. Since the fracking issue still hangs in the balance, it is important to me to vote for the right candidates, ones who will protect the purity of the water table for the generations to come instead of going for the short term economic boost.

Of course, there is no "right" candidate for Governor, in my ever so humble opinion but even taking an active interest in party politics at the local level isn't likely to change that. The "brand" name is too well known and popular.

I am very nostalgic for my early days as a voter: we need another RFK. I'd even take another JFK or HHH or LBJ. Oh, for the heroes of my youth!

Casa Pearl said...

I did too. I'm embarrassed that I didn't last year but I wasn't sure where my polling place was in my new town. Now I know!

Beth said...

I grew up on stories of a great grandmother delightedly registering to vote for the first time...with the opposing party her husband supported! I vote each and every election as well.

Melody said...

I voted!

Susan said...

I registered to vote on my 18th birthday which fell in the first year that 18 year olds were allowed to vote. We are on vacation so I didn't get to vote today, but I try never to miss voting when I can. When I was working, I always told my students about registering to vote on my birthday and made sure they knew it is both a right and a privilege.

jhm said...

I did my part and I thank you for voting!

JHM

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I always vote, even in the little local elections! And the weird one we had last year for a new Police Commissioner. Out of 86 people in my hamlet only 3 voted in that one, and two of them were me and hubby!

C in DC said...

I don't really understand why people don't vote. Even before coming to DC, I almost always voted. And I really don't understand why large groups of people (those without some of the common barriers) choose not to register to vote. Maddening.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I vote every time too! I'm not missing my right to cast my ballot!