Midterms are tomorrow and color me energized. Before I get super excited about all of the yard signs coming down (finally!) I think it’s important to reflect on WHY we vote and what’s most important to us. What do you hold dear? What would make a positive impact on you and those around you? And I think it’s important to note that we all need to think things through. Before you strike down a tax increase, look at what it’s funding. Those roads you complain about? A new park in the neighborhood? More funding for schools, a new school or a new library? A recreation center? Funding for local law enforcement/fire departments? Please be sure to read it through. And because the language can be so muddy, lots of states and voter groups have tools out there to help us break it all down.
So with that, here’s my shortened list. First and most importantly, I’m voting for my daughter Hana. For her future and for all of her possibilities. I am voting for me. I’m voting for my past. For my future. I’m voting for my husband. For my family. For my friends. Im voting for children. I’m voting for women. I’m voting for men. I’m voting for families. For mothers and fathers. Im voting for health. I’m voting for the outdoors. I’m voting for the environment. I’m voting for education and choices. I’m voting for stability. I am voting for safety for all. I’m voting for the future. I’m voting for equality. I’m voting for freedom. I’m voting for all of us. I’m voting for you.
Go vote. Don’t know where you stand? Educate yourself. Visit vote.org or any one of the many other voter tools out there.