Ryan and I were at the polls by 7:15 a.m. voting for our “favorite” candidates. Since he began voting at 18, I have stressed its importance to him. Typically we discuss the candidates a week prior to Election Day, identifying their position on various issues that we care about. Of course, supporting programs for children and adults with disabilities is right on the top of our list.
I truly believe that your vote is your voice to our legislators, governor and president. It is your opportunity to influence the direction of the state and country. With so many legitimate needs and limited funding it is essential to reach out to legislators to rally them to your cause. Advocacy is a 12-month effort that begins with your vote.
Here are a few links for more information.
Sadly most people don’t vote for issues that are important to them; rather what the media says are important. Good for you for prioritizing based on your own life and situation. We’d all be better off if more people did this.
Thanks for continuing to follow my blog. I’m a firm believer that each and every vote counts. Glad to see that you agree with me.