Yes, I know that I’ve stressed the importance of voting many, many times over the years (in both 2012 and 2016…), but the truth is, performing your civic duty is something that’s NEVER going to go out of style.
Casting your vote in that ballot box is one of the most important things we do as Americans. Because it’s up to us to chart the course of this country. Where do we want to go? How do we want to get there? What’s important to us? Who do we want to be?
Because guess what? When we vote, we’re not just voting for a person. We’re voting for the morals and values too. Morals and values are abstract, sure, but they’re also the things that will help guide and shape the laws and policies of the next administration. And that’s something we can’t take lightly; it’s our responsibility.
So maybe your favorite candidate is no longer in the race. Does that mean you’re not going to vote? I’ve been thinking about the whole Bernie or Bust phenomenon that we saw in the 2016 election. Look, y’all know Warren was my favorite. But guess what? I voted for one of the two remaining Democratic candidates. Did I like it? No. But we literally can’t afford 4 more years of this dystopian Handmaid’s Tale reality. We don’t have the privilege of sitting this election out just because we don’t want to vote for a candidate that isn’t our #1 choice.
Anyway, I took this selfie with my mom after we voted — probably the only time I’ll be leaving the house for the foreseeable future!!
The world feels like it’s ending, but I saw a lot of people voting!! Glad to see people doing their civic duty even in these scary times! These are the types of things that are going to be the foundation for lasting change. Sitting at home and pouting won’t help anyone. In fact, it’s going to hurt us all. Please, don’t forget to vote… xoxo