Don’t forget to vote today!
I’m so thankful that I live in a time and place where I can vote. After all,
- I’m not a man
- I don’t own land
- I’m not wealthy or powerful
- I follow (or don’t follow) a specific religion
In the past, I would have been barred from voting in America for some of these reasons. Even today, I would be barred from voting in other countries for some of these reasons. I cannot imagine how angry and helpless I would feel.
Our ancestors worked hard to create a revolutionary democratic nation marked by equality, personal freedom, and independence. We’re not there yet, but we move closer and closer to the ideal every year. I don’t want to forget how far we’ve come, and I want to exercise the rights that were hard-won by others before me. I want to advance the great American endeavor even further…so I voted today.
I hope you did, too.