Tomorrow promises to be a historic day. Months of campaigning, debates and millions of dollars have been aimed at convincing Americans to turn out and vote for a specific purpose. Tomorrow is the culmination of a year of trying to convince Americans that we are at a crossroads and that it is imperative that they make the right choice.
I’ll be glad to cast my ballot for President Obama and feel that he is the right person to lead us for the next four years.
The most important thing about Tuesday is that you exercise your vote. The ability of the American person to have a voice in shaping their representative system is one of the unique things about this country.
This week I talked with a man from Pakistan who lamented the inability of the people there to really find representation due to the corruption and difficulty of voting in his country. He applauded the way Americans are able to go to the polls unafraid of reprisal because of their votes.
He told me that we have “the best system, not perfect, but the best.”
On Tuesday, we have the chance to shape our own government. The only way to do this though is to make sure you go to the poll and cast your vote. Multiple issues that will affect your everyday life such as Charter Schools, local school boards and representatives all are on your ballot. While it may not feel like your vote does not matter, it does. Even if your candidate does not win you still have an impact on your everyday life by electing the officials on state and local level who will work with you and can voice your concerns about legislation in the upcoming two years. Your vote matters when the national vote is tallied also will provide a mandate for whichever candidates win.
On Tuesday, you have the chance to make a difference. Don’t let it pass you by.
YOUR VOTE MATTERS.