I considered not voting…

– I considered not voting on Tuesday.

– I considered not voting because I don’t relate with anyone running.

– I considered not voting because I’m not a white male.

– I considered not voting because I’m exhausted.

– I considered not voting because I don’t have a lot of money and I have an ordinary job.

– I considered not voting because I don’t feel very important or powerful.

– I considered not voting because I’m confused about who really means what they say.

– I considered not voting because I’m really depressed about where I think this country is headed.

– I considered not voting because I think the rich control everything anyway.

– I considered not voting because I stopped watching TV since there was no viewpoint that didn’t have an agenda.

– I considered not voting because I’m just a mom.

– I considered not voting because¬†I know that on Tuesday I’m going to have to rush home to get something on the table to feed my hungry boys.

– I considered not voting because I don’t think my voice matters.

Then I read that 36% of people don’t vote. Those people don’t vote even though our ancestors fought and died for this right.

So on Tuesday I’m going to make time to vote.

– I’m voting because I don’t relate with anyone running — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because I’m not a white male — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because I’m exhausted — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because I don’t have a lot of money and I have an ordinary job — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because I don’t feel very important or powerful — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because I’m confused about politicians and their messages — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because I’m depressed about where I think this country is headed — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because I think the rich control everything — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because I stopped watching TV — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because I’m just a mom — my voice matters.

– I’m voting because even though I have to rush home and feed the family, my voice matters!

Dinner can wait!

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Charlie, 6 weeks old, when I voted in 2008! 

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5 thoughts on “I considered not voting…”

  1. Yep to all of that. And I early voted last week. My grandmother voted in every election she was was allowed/eligible for. I owe it to her. I live in a district very aligned to my views but a state very opposite to my views. I owe it to my state to vote.

    It’s important to vote but it’s also important to know who you’re voting for. Do you homework and Google those candidates.

  2. Anyone can cast an absentee ballot. You don’t have to have a specific reason. Next election request your ballot ahead of time. So much less stressful to do it at home versus rushing before or after work or hauling the kids out.

  3. Seconding the absentee voting. So much easier and no stress (except when you actually research the candidates).

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