Friday, November 2, 2012

The only election post I'm writing

This post is a little late. I've been meaning to write it for over a month now but whenever I get the chance to {finally} sit down at the computer I figure you'd rather see Aurelia's newborn photos, or hear about how I'm adjusting to having 2 under 2 than hear my disjointed political ramblings.

I'm not going to tell you for whom to vote.

I'm just going to tell you to vote.

I know you're busy. I know that it might take forever to get out of the house with multiple kids and that there might be one hundred other things you'd rather be doing.

But, our great-grandmothers and great-great-grandmothers fought long and hard for our right to pull that lever or tap at that screen, literally. It took 41 years from the initial drafting of the constitutional amendment until it was submitted to the states for ratification in 1920. 41 years. Taking an hour to vote doesn't seem so long now, does it? ;)

I know you might hate politics. I know that the ads are so negative, much of the campaigning is obnoxious, and you often feel like you're voting for the lesser of two evils.

But, your vote matters. It could determine whether we'll be fighting another war in the near future. Whether women {including victims of rape like myself} will be forced to carry pregnancies that occur as a result. Whether people will continue to go bankrupt in order to pay their medical bills.

I don't want to start any debates here, I just want you to go out and vote.

If you haven't familiarized yourself with the two {major party} Presidential candidates' platforms, now is a good time: Barack Obama | Mitt Romney. See if there's a Senate or House race in your area, too, and get to know the candidates.

Sorry to my non-US-based readers. Love you guys ;)

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