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 Responses to I considered not voting…

  1. Laurie November 2, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    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.

    • Mrs Q November 8, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

      Thank you!!!! I appreciate the support!

  2. Beth November 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    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.

    • Mrs Q November 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

      I will be doing that next time for sure!! Thanks for the tip!

  3. Nicole November 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

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

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