Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today Is The Day...

...to have your voice heard.  My American friends, please promise me you will vote in today's election.  I know your television has been over run with advertisements and your telephone is ringing off the hook with political volunteers trying to sway you one way or another.  You are tired and just want it to be over.  Please do not look at today as the (welcomed) end to this political battle, but instead the beginning of our future.  Today is the day that you are asked your opinion; asked what kind of America you want to live in.  Grab this opportunity and cast your vote.

Why bother voting?

  • Voting gives you the opportunity to make decisions that directly affect your life.
  • Voting is the most important way to have your voice heard on both a national and local scale.
  • If you do not vote, others will make the decision for you.
  • Those competing in the election will make decisions based on your behalf every day on topics including education, the quality of the air you breathe,  health care, housing and global issues - reaching from our alliances internationally to your trash collection or how you are treated for the common cold.
  • The decisions made now will directly impact the world in which your children will live.

It is vitally important that the winner of this election accurately represents the minds and spirit of the 2012 American.  Please make your choice heard today.  Get out there and vote!

PS - You might be looking for the fabric snaps from the K&S show last weekend.  Sadly my computer "ate" them from the SD card on Sunday night.  I'm gutted to have lost them.


Annabella said...

Good for you Cindy - what a great post. I'm excited and I'm not American. I hope the Americans vote so that the right candidate wins - it's so close.

Sheila said...

Well said Cindy.

Sarah said...

Great post Cindy. I'm nervous about it and I'm not living there! (my brother and sister in law do)

Cindy Sharp said...

Interesting....first - I have voted.

I have never before been privy to the "voice" of the world during out election season. It didn't occure to me that it would matter to you.

Can I ask why/how it does? I a nice way. I am curious.

Kelli said...

I'm voting this afternoon when I pick up the kids so they can go with me. I hadn't considered that other countries would care this much about our elections, but I have to say Cindy that I thank you for caring. My facebook has been lit up with people from both sides encouraging others to use our American right today to vote and I am proud. :)

Flying Blind... said...

I voted already - but not for those guys, obviously!
Please US peeps, vote wisely ;)

Crickets Corner said...

I am proud to say that I voted. It doesn't matter to me who you voted for but rather the fact that you did vote. This is the once every four year chance for the American people to choose how we want our government run.

I've always said that if you don't vote you can't complain about it as you had no say in it. I can't wait to see the outcome of the election.

CathyK said...

Thank you for this great post, Cindy! It is sooo important to exercise our right to vote. Many have lost lives defending our freedoms and rights. The least we can do is take part in this wonderful right to vote for our leaders.

Becky G said...

Thanks! Yep, i voted. At first I was a bit scared as there was only 1 person waiting in line when i arrived (I voted just before most folk get off work.). But when i mentioned it, my neighbor who works the polls said that our precinct had lots of folks who voted earlier in the month... We were already up to 80% of registered voters casting their ballots.
On a related note, I'm gratefull to Barbara Brackman for her weekly posts about the women's suffragette movement. The right to vote for women was costly. On a lighter note, a song from Mary Poppins is looping in my mind "... Our daughters's daughters will adore us, and they'll sing in grateful chorus, 'Well done, sister suffragrettes!"

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