Casting a Ballot

suffragette_procession_1911

It’s finally here: election day! I am so looking forward to the end of this crazy election cycle, and hope that this can be the beginning of a more unifying tone in politics. Watching this election play out, there have been so many times that I have been absolutely shocked — the level of vitriol, the personal insults, the greed, and the ignorance of one of the candidates has been unlike anything I’ve seen in politics before. For someone on the national stage to encourage violence, to boast about assaulting women, and to hope to ban entry to our country for an entire religion is so unpatriotic and against everything I hope America can be. (As you might guess, #Imwithher.)

We all get a say in who sits in the Oval Office for the next four years, and who will be representing our interests to the world. What an awesome responsibility and privilege it is to be involved in such a decision. Especially this year, it makes me think of the women who had to fight for so long to be represented and have a vote of their own. Because of their efforts and those of so many others in our history, we do each get a vote — let’s make them count!

Where to vote in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Ballot Questions.

Where the candidates stand.

John Oliver on the third party candidates.

Image in public domain. Postcard of a Suffragette procession of 1911. Printed by H. Searjent of Ladbroke Grove, London.

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