Friday, October 19, 2012

I did it!

There's so much at stake - women's rights to govern their own bodies, civil rights for gay citizens, the need for further reforms to health care law to push us towards universal health care, the threat of privatizing social security, global climate change. Now it's your turn - vote!

27 comments:

  1. I hope your post prompts more votes. It's amazing to watch countries have violent protests in their street in their push towards more representation (of course not all the protests have been focused on that) while we sit here with too many who don't bother to vote at all.
    BTW reading between the lines and adding speculation - I think we are voting for the same causes.

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    1. I plain don't understand not seeing voting as a privilege and an obligation.

      Probably - I guess I wasn't all that subtle about my bias!

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  2. How did you get a sticker with a mail in ballot?

    I'll vote, but I'm not happy with either candidate.

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    1. I didn't, I early voted - the polls opened in my county on Wednesday.

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  3. I am very much looking forward to voting! Going to my local polling place on Nov. 6.

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    1. I like to go early so I don't have to stand in line.

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  4. It is disheartening to hear that so many people do not think their votes counts for anything.

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    1. In my own state, my vote likely won't count. And yet, I still feel honor-bound to cast my ballot.

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  5. i will...
    as soon as election day gets here...
    i have a bad feel for the days following this one, either way it goes...

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    1. There may be problems either way, but I have a gut-sick feeling if it goes one way rather than the other.

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  6. You must have done early voting wherever you live; we did that one year since it was offered where we were living at the time. Looking forward to casting my ballot come 11/6. Have voted in every presidential election since I became eligible to vote in 1976! (boy that makes me old!) It is one of our biggest freedoms to have the right to vote; it amazes me people take it so lightly and don't vote!

    betty

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    1. It's offered every presidential election here, and I much prefer going early. I missed my first election because I turned 18 just after I moved to Europe for a year and I didn't know how to get an absentee ballot.

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  7. Definitely will be voting. I see it as an imperative, not a choice.

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  8. "There's so much at stake"

    You said it! If there was ever a more important time to vote...it's THIS election!

    And it's so ironic you posted this today because tonight, while walking home from work with one of my co-workers, we were talking about this same thing!

    Imperative!

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    1. I guess it's on most people's minds. I gear the old guys at the gym talking about it in the mornings and I try to tune it out since we don't agree!

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  9. i will but i can't until actual election day. i'm rather annoyed with both my daughters who say they intend not to vote at all. that's to put it mildly....

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    1. My older son said the same thing, and this is his first election. His feeling was that his vote won't make a difference. I went after him relentlessly and took his to get registered to vote. He has promised me he will go.

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  10. Good for you. The number of people voting in the UK goes down and down all the time, meaning that governments are now voted in by a minority of the voters. I think voting should be compulsory as it's such an important democratic process. People shouldn't be able to opt out just because they can't be bothered or "they're all the same" or some other pathetic excuse.

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    1. At the very least, you should forfeit your right to complain if you choose not to vote.

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  11. You know my bias, good job and let's hope for the best.

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  12. Already did. I missed the closing of the poles four years ago because my kids kept stopping me from leaving the house, but this time I got an absentee ballot and have already sent it in. I figured this time would be a closer vote anyway.

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