I voted today!
I rarely vote early, but I am planning on taking the day after the election off from work to track contested races, watch the news and pretty much have a teeth grinding type of day. Why? Because I care.
Last week, I hosted a house gathering for a candidate in my district and a conversation I took part with inspired me. We shared how we have been voting in every single election since we were 18 years old.
Every single election.
So, I reached out to friends and asked about their stories:
- My first voting experience was at age 20 – the voting age having recently been lowered from 21 to 18- and I voted for McGovern. Voting is more important than ever to me.
- I also was about to turn 20 when I voted for George McGovern as well. I don’t think I’ve missed a vote since.
- I became an American citizen in my 20s. Since then, I have traveled throughout the world, including visits to many repressive countries where voting is nonexistent or a sham. Voting is a right and a privilege that I don’t take for granted.
- I have a “perfect” voting record according to my NC. Missed 2 locals in my whole career. Started at 18 and am 53. Missed locals I was at college before vote by mail.
What is your story?
They say telling your story is inspirational. Reach out and tell our American youth, your neighbors, your story about why you are a reliable voter. Why you are a voter for life.
Voting in 2018 is more important than ever before in American history.
Make a difference!
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