Our eldest daughter turned 18 late this September. When we asked whether she was going to register to vote in this election, her initial response was, "I'm not sure." Boy, did I have to hold my tongue and keep myself from jumping out of my seat! Thankfully, she decided on her own to register and is now excited to vote for the first time today. I think the two of us are going together this afternoon when she returns from her college classes.
I'm always surprised by some women's lack of enthusiasm about voting. It's something we take for granted today. But we, as women, only got the vote in the U.S. in 1920 and our fore-mothers had to work hard and long for that victory. So, I try to make sure I remind myself and my daughters how important that victory was. Some may disagree with what I'm about to say, but I'm going to put myself out on a limb. I think, and my husband agrees and helps to teach this to the girls, that the vote is of critical importance to women because we, as women, are still not treated equally to men. Unfortunately, there is still a long, hard road to be travelled until we get there. But I'm willing to travel it!
Happy Election Day!
Heaps of Hugs,