Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vote, Vote, Vote!

During the month of November, I’ll start every post with something I’m thankful for. Today, I’m thankful to live in a country that gives every citizen a vote, a country in which I don’t have to worry about being shot on my way to the polls.

Just a friendly reminder to get out and vote today. And try to find out something about the not-so-high-profile races in your state. Those positions matter, too. In fact, in many ways, those local leaders have a bigger impact on our day-to-day lives than the national ones.

Happy Election Day!

11 comments:

Elena Solodow said...

Vote is entered. It'll be a thrilling day all across the country!

Esther Vanderlaan said...

How right! I remember when I became American. It was a proud moment.

Krista V. said...

Good for you, Elena. I'll be heading over there as soon as Honey Bear comes home from work.

I'm sure it was, Esther. That's fantastic.

S.C. Denson said...

I voted earlier today. Went with hubby. I thought about writing myself in for a few uncontested categories -- not to get the job but on the principal that every candidate should be challenged. When we got done, my hubby said he too almost wrote ME in. I think his reasoning consisted of me getting a job...

Krista V. said...

S.C., we have a few uncontested positions on our ballot, too, mostly for judgeships. That's not a bad idea:)

lotusgirl said...

I voted. It is a real blessing for us to be able to. We need to not take it for granted.

Krista V. said...

Ditto, lotusgirl.

Stephanie said...

It's a great idea to take your kids to the polls! Let them see democracy in action. (Note-- not recommended for boys of almost three. I learned that yesterday!)

Krista V. said...

Good idea, Stephanie. I remember going into that voting booth with my mom when I was a kid. Made me feel like I already knew what I was doing once I turned eighteen. (Although you're probably right on that whole almost-three-year-old thing:) )

Stephanie@thecrackedslipper said...

Thank goodness for those little "I voted" stickers. The nice election workers gave me a sheet of them! Kept little fingers from pushing random buttons. My little guy is still bipartisan.

Krista V. said...

Stephanie --> :)