HomeadvocacyWhy to vote in midterm elections.

It’s November 4th, and I’ve already received four Christmas themed catalogues in the mail. Granted, two of them are craft related, which makes sense, because those of us who make our gifts take a lot longer to fulfill our lists than those who buy them, but honestly. This is much too early to start with the Christmas advertising.

The only red I’ll be wearing today is my “I Voted” sticker, and the only green will be in my cat’s eyes when he sits on my lap.

Speaking of voting, if you’re in the United States and of voting age, please check out what’s on your local ballot and get to the polls to vote.

True, it’s not a presidential election this year, but the local positions up for grabs are just as important, if not more so. In our state, we’ll be voting for two state Supreme Court Justices, the attorney general, our governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, one senator, two house of representative seats, the county sheriff, two school board and county attorney.

What does this have to do with the topic of this blog?

Well, those who we elect are the ones who make the educational legal policies under which our kids must learn by. Our voices, as members of a community interested in progressing common sense education for everyone, deserve to be held.

Even if you don’t attend protests, meetings, write letters or make phone calls, you can still vote. If your favored candidate isn’t on the ballot, there’s no reason why you can’t write them in, either.

If you’re wondering who is running outside of the Democrat and Republican candidates, plug “sample ballot in ______” and plug in your location. You’ll get several results of places to see who’s running, often with links to their web pages.

If you’re old enough to do so, please get out and vote!

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