I don’t presume to be the most patriotic or feminist human in America but I do have some strong feelings on women and also public responsibility.
We women had an opportunity in World War Two, we made real money and we made a real difference. Now we are considered equal in voting, and mostly equal in the work force, but do not discredit the years of hard work and dedication of our foremothers by not voting.
I was once of the mentality that why vote, my vote doesn’t count. I credit my appreciation for the democratic practice to my better half.
It was just before the second round of Obama administration and I was up all night. It was the night before the day to vote. I was having some serious anxiety. I mean how was I supposed to know who is the best choice to run this country?? I can’t even get my life in order, I thought I had no right to make that choice….
Let me tell you something I needed to hear myself… If you don’t vote, your vote doesn’t count, not the other way around.
If you don’t vote you disgrace those women who held down the house, worked on the factories and supported their families while their husbands were out fighting a war.
If you don’t vote, you have no right to pass judgement on others who did.
If you don’t vote, you my friend need to take a look and the mirror and ask yourself why you think that you shouldn’t. If it’s because you don’t know enough about the candidates, google them. If you think all of the candidates suck, vote for a 3rd party or whoever meets the terms you find are important. If you don’t ask yourself or tell yourself these things… Give me a reason why not.
How hard is it to go to your local town establishment and fill in a bubble?
Do yourself, your future, your past a favor and cast your vote.
Your vote matters, your opinion matters, you matter and as a woman you earned this right.