Have you voted yet? If the answer is no, STOP reading and go do what you gotta do!
There’s no doubt that we’ve all been put through the ringer this year. We’ve been in a dystopian universe where several key issues have compounded onto each other, politics being no exception. If we took a shot for every time we seriously considered leaving the country due to our political system, we might all be in a constant state of blissful inebriation. But since that would be fairly frowned upon, we’ve all been subject to face the sobering climate of our politics today. I’m sure many of us share the same sentiment in just wanting this election to be over so we don’t have to be so consumed by the drama. Well ladies and gentlemen, today is the day!
No matter who you’re voting for, today you should certainly exercise your right to vote! This is an especially important year because as crazy as 2020 has been, it marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. I’ll say that one more time for the people in the back. 100 YEARS OF WOMEN VOTING!
And now for a super quick history lesson, just to put it all in perspective. Even though the 19th amendment was ratified and part of the US Constitution on August 26, 1920, the fight for women’s right to vote started 72 years earlier! Suffragists began their organized fight for women’s equality in 1848 when they demanded the right to vote during the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. 72 years of persistence and relentless fight all to make it possible for women to have a seat at the table for generations and generations to come. You can test your suffrage knowledge here!
One thing to keep in mind is that there’s a lot more on the ballot than just the top of the ticket. In other words, it can sometimes feel like voting is only about choosing the president seat, but it’s so much more! To take a peek at what your ballot will look like, check out Vote411.
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But regardless of the outcome of this election, we can all agree that America would be in a much better place if we all sought to truly understand those with different viewpoints than us. As a self-proclaimed TED Talk ambassador, here’s one about the moral roots of liberals and conservatives. Definitely worth the 18 minutes to watch!