Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day!

As a citizen of these United States of America  I am able to exercise my right to vote today.
Personally I feel it is my duty.  I thank the many women who fought and marched for this privilege 100 years ago.

New York City May 6, 1912

I thank my mom for instilling in me a responsibility to get involved.  To read.  To research.  When I first started voting we had newspapers & the TV news to learn about what each candidate stood for.  Now we have the internet & 24/7 cable news shows.  

Recently I was reminded, again, how precious this right & responsibility is.  I was having a chat with a friend through Twitter and she shared that the country she lives in has only been a democracy for 20 years.  20 years.  Her sense of pride & joy was evident. 

I will leave work and drive to my neighborhood polling station.  I have my sample ballet that I have spent hours mulling over the language in the 11 amendments that are on my ballot.  I will stand in line.

Today I am able to exercise my right to vote.  

Will you?


  1. Great post, Ginny! And great sentiments. Hope you have a great day. I tend to walk to my polling place, which is only a few blocks away. It's sort of a reflective, little tradition I indulge myself in whenever there's voting to be done.

  2. Great, inspiring blog entry, Ginny. Thank you!