Cast Your Ballot!


Happy Election Day!

Get out there and vote! Your voice matters and it’s time to be heard. Think back to how many people fought so hard for a right so many of us take for granted. Think of how many would give just about anything to have the same privilege.

When I cast my vote, my mind always wanders to a research paper I wrote in college about a suffragist named Frances Willard. Her determination to win the vote for women inspired me not only to treasure my right (for which she sacrificed so much), but to also understand the true meaning of strength and courage. I would still be a silent citizen if wasn’t for Willard and others like her. She created the slogan, “Do everything” for the WCTU and I’ve always taken that to heart. When I mark my vote for the president or a local representative I like to believe I’m honoring her memory.

Now, it’s your turn.

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c.b.w. 2012