If you’re in the USA, I hope you’re voting or have already. I know some feel your votes don’t count (hello, west coast friends), but my personal philosophy is I don’t care who you vote for, but if you don’t exercise your duty to vote, I won’t discuss politics with you. If your opinions aren’t important enough for you to bother to vote, then I don’t need to hear them.
I love seeing women in politics. Women’s leadership styles tend to be more collaborative than those of men. I’ve linked to Tough Cookies repeatedly, but there are some great statistics in there about why having women in leadership – public, private, non-profit, whatever – benefits society as a whole.
So be a good role model and a good citizen and go vote. If you have children, consider taking them to vote with you, and share your voting logic with them. Heck, this year, Uncle’s patient, calm reasoning behind his selections changed my mind on one candidate (a couple of weeks ago), while the Knight’s position on question #2 swayed me when I truly didn’t care one way or another and was (honestly) considering just shutting my eyes and pressing either button…
We’re all winners with high voter turnout. Please vote!