*2017 update: I now post political rants, my soapbox leans left…
Last Saturday, I attended my two year old grandson’s frog-themed birthday party. Friends and family gathered to play games, eat treats and shower him with gifts.
A few close family members were unable to attend. My hubs was out-of-town, my father-in-law in the hospital, and step mom-in-law bed ridden from her recent surgery, but they virtually joined, by either skyping or phoning in their birthday wishes.
On my drive home, I pondered the day, and vaguely listened to radio chatter about the upcoming presidential election.
And then I felt a mind lightning bolt! Who will wake up on Wednesday, November 9 and have huge regrets for not casting a vote the previous day?
One look around the world and I’m reminded how important our right to vote is.
To my American friends: the major parties are heavily campaigning, one of those candidates will be elected President. If you’re considering sitting this election out, please don’t.
This platform isn’t a place where I talk political leanings*, but I will ask that you vote.
May I ask one more thing?
Will you leave a quick comment, a sort-of commitment that you will vote by participating in this get-out-and-vote party?