Day 31: Exercising My Rights

Not long ago, I received a ballot in the mail that had a deadline of 1/31/12 and I stuck it in the drawer without thinking much about it.  Yesterday, I was reminded by a coworker that we had an election to vote for a representative.  Considering the wars that have been fought in this country, the lives lost, the voices screamed to allow women to vote, and in considering that in other countries, people literally dodge bullets turning in their ballots (remember the images of Iraqi women with purple ink staining their fingertips, indicating they voted), I have to vote.  Even if you think your voice can’t be heard through a single ballot, enough people have stood up, cried out, and fought for you to have the right to vote.

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