Need a good reason to vote?
Hi Super Moms, it's Stacey Clark of Leap, Learn, Live. I want to talk to you today about your vote. Tomorrow, Tuesday November 6th is your chance to influence the way your kids experience the world. However, you might not be feeling like you know enough to make a difference. I totally feel you and I want to help.
As a young, single mother, bogged down by the responsibility of being the sole caregiver to two amazing young people, I never cast even a single vote. In fact, I didn’t even have the inclination to vote until I was thirty years old. I was busy struggling, and I didn’t have the time, nor the know-how to go and vote. "Vote for what?" I thought. I had not found my civic voice yet and I did not realize how important my little, “I don’t know much about government,” voice meant to my kids, who meant the world to me. That’s right, my voice and my vote back then may have had a positive impact on my kid's education, health, housing and nutrition. Today, your voice absolutely can impact these things. I missed my chance back then, but you don't need to. I want to help.
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So, what is voting all about?
Okay so, I don’t want to overload you with a whole history on democracy and voting so I will give you the basics.
Listen, moms, I know that when you see two candidates who are both just shy of being awful, it can be difficult to muster the energy to go and support either one of them. But, your vote is not in support of them as much as it should be in support of your values. If you value clean air, equal opportunity and a bright future for your kids through education, you need to find the party that best lines up with your vision for their future.
Never voted before, no problem...
An issue I had with voting in the early days was, I didn’t know how to do it.
I was registered, but I had no idea what the process would be like. The first time I actually made it to the polls, I felt so relieved when I realized it was really easy. All I had to do was follow the directions.
Here are my tips for first time voters:
Weigh in later and let us know how it went.
The main thing here is knowing you did all you could to ensure your family's future. Wehn you vote make sure you keep them in mind.
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