Get Out And Vote

I’m wearing my “I Voted” sticker today.  Proudly.  In my voting precinct, there was only one issue to vote on…whether or not to issue bonds for our school district to do improvements to our older schools.  For me and my three kids this is a big issue.  I don’t know about you, but I get cranky and restless when I’m too hot.  I view air conditioning as a priveledge and a necessity, not a luxury.  I believe my kids will learn better if they are not sitting in an 87 degree classroom this spring.  So I showed up at the polls at 7am and I voted.

The interesting thing to me is, how emotional I get whenever I touch that “submit ballot” button.  The lump in my throat today was no smaller than last year when I cast a vote for the first African American President of the United States of America.  I feel priveledged…and blessed…and grateful.

We hear stories of people who share this little blue and green planet with us getting harrassed, beaten, even killed for trying to have a voice, for trying to cast their ballot.  The only hassle I got was from the nice little white haired lady asking me to please not take a sticker until I had returned her blue voting card.  That’s a small price to pay for a priveledge so great.

Get out and vote today, no matter how big or small the issues before you.  And wear your sticker proudly.

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