Monday, November 5, 2012

On Election Day: Don't take the right to vote for granted

Photo courtesy of Matt Stopera,
Women didn't always have the right to vote in the United States.  Many women, like the suffragettes pictured here, put everything on the line to win it for us.

Please don't take your right to vote for granted.  Educate yourself about the candidates and the issues and vote your own mind.  If you're informed, you won't be easily swayed by scary and deceptive ads.

It can be hard to find information, particularly in a time when we've lost so much of our traditional media.  But even at a late hour, there are sources that you can turn to.

Pick up a voter guide from the League of Women Voters in your area, or follow the link to the organization website.  Although not considered to be a "feminist" organization by some, the organization's information is well organized and concise.

Before you go to the polls,  print out a copy of your ballot at and take it with you.  That way, you'll be sure to complete the whole ballot and expedite the process.

By participating in the process, we honor the hard work and sacrifice of those early suffragettes.  and we say, "Thank you."

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