Election time is upon us, America.
I’m not here to endorse any candidate, or any party, or any other item on your ballot. That’s strictly your business.
I’m here to endorse voting. I want to encourage you to do that.
This is when you get to have a say in what kind of government, what kind of America, you want to see.
This is when you get to use your superpower as a citizen of this country; you can determine the direction it will go.
You may like how things are going, and want to vote for keeping it just humming along. You may be deeply dissatisfied with the current state of affairs, and want to vote for change.
What you cannot do, and must not do, is be apathetic, and not vote at all.
But, apparently, a lot of us do just that. (Yes, I said us, including me.) We just don’t show up, especially for these midterm elections; typically, about 40%. Barely more than 36% of us voted in the last midterms.
And that’s a shame.
Voting is our privilege, our right, and our responsibility. We shouldn’t skip it because we just don’t give a $#!t, or because we think our vote means nothing. What if everybody felt that way? Do we really want 40% of us to decide what happens to 100% of us?
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. You have time to learn where to go to cast your vote. If, like me, you can’t make it to the polls that day, you have time to find where to go and vote early. If you can’t make it there at all, go to https://www.vote411.org to learn how you can still cast your vote.
I’m gonna vote this year. I sincerely hope you do, too. 🗳