Today is voting day for 2014 Mid Term elections. I usually don’t talk about politics, but I do want to talk about how important it is for everyone to vote. It is especially important for women to vote to make sure their voices are heard. I remember my mom taking my brother and I to vote after work because she worked full time. I kept that tradition and have taken my boys with me for years to vote. Today I cleared some time during lunch and will take a run to my local poll location (exercise and voting at the same time)!
To do my part, I also wanted to share the online websites that can you help you find your local poll locations.
2. Get To The Polls (Voter Information Project): Get to the polls is a great website just to find out where you can vote. This website worked the best for me quickly finding my local polling location.
3. Can I Vote Website: The Can I vote website has information on polling places by state.
4. Make a pledge to vote #WhyIVote at MomsRising: The website Moms Rising posted with a request to make a pledge to vote: “Why pledge to vote? Elections, particularly local elections, are sometimes won or lost by fewer than 20 votes. So when you pledge to vote you’re also part of activating moms and dads across the nation to show up on Election Day to make a critical difference. Women are 53% of the electorateand if we all show up to vote, we can determine the outcomes of elections.” The Moms Rising Facebook Page has great stories that women shared on why they voted. Here is one from Ariana Huffington:
Please share “Why You Vote” and make sure you head to the polls today!