Your Vote, Your Voice: It Matters

I can’t think of a more important post to write.

In my almost 44-years of life, I haven’t lived through a worse time.  The abject bigotry is mind boggling.  In 2018, it’s amazing that we are experiencing all this hate.

Why?

Sexual assault of women has been normalized.

Why?

The supreme court.  OMG.  Civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights – all gone for decades.

Why?

Elections matter.

Our voices matter.

I cannot tell you how important it is for you to get out and vote, not only in presidential elections, but in all elections.

 

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Did you know that there is an election coming-up on November 6th?  In this election, we elect our representatives on a local level, in congress, in senate, and for governor.

I would argue that these people are more important than the president, because these are the people who have the power to allow/disallow racist and sexist policies that the president wants to enact.  They can also help spearhead positive policies that will move this country forward and make us proud to be Americans (for ALL Americans).  It’s important that we vote-out the enablers, so that Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Charlottesville (and the list goes on and on), does not happen.

We need to drive them back underground.  Why?  Because this isn’t what America is about.  Everyone should be able to prosper.  There is enough to go around.  And I am of the opinion that our elected officials shouldn’t resort to dirty underhanded tricks to marginalize people, push people down, and advocate for violence against a marginalized groups.

Why do I have to say this?

Sigh.

It’s a real shame.  This is NOT a democracy.   Things need to change for me, things need to change for you, and things need to change for our children.  It’s up to all of us to make sure that happens.

Think your vote doesn’t matter?

People are dead, dying and suffering.

The future of our children are at stake.

Votes matter and elections matter.

Do you want things to change?  Find your voting location and go vote.

 

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Roya and I voted on the first day of early voting.  I did it to make sure that my voice was heard.  I wanted to get it done and over with.  But if you are in a state or situation where you are worried about being harassed or intimidated (which is a real threat), than early voting might be a good choice for you.

 

November 6th is right around the corner.

 

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November 6th will be the most important thing that you have done this year.

 

What’s your experience been voting?  Did you run into trouble?  Was it easy?

Lisa
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Hey! Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm Lisa - a homeschool mom of 3 (2 boys and 1 girl). I care about the strength of the family in America, and often blog about babies/kids, natural parenting, homeschool, and marriage. Before you leave, please sign up for my monthly newsletter (on the top right). If you do, you will be well rewarded with notification of all giveaways and sales - which will not be announced on the blog. Google+ Profile

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