Vote Tomorrow

“Voting doesn’t matter.”

Then why would politicians try to hard to take that right away from you?

“My vote doesn’t count.”

Then why am I begging you to vote? Why are thousands of people pleading with you to go to the polls?

Maybe the bigotry and racism and sexism of the people running this country don’t matter to you. Maybe it’ll never hurt you because you don’t have to worry about where your next meal will come from, how you’ll manage to pay for your cancer treatment, or whether or not you’ll have a job this time next year.

Maybe you don’t ever have to be scared because you’re not a woman living under a president who pardons sexual assault, because you’re not a minority whose president who glorifies and encourages racial violence, or because you’re not a gay person whose vice president thinks you don’t deserve to be treated like a human being.

But you are 1 in 325.7 million.

And maybe you will be able to live with yourself if you don’t vote, but others won’t. People will die because they can’t afford medicine. People will die at the hands of white supremacists. People will die at the hands of men who think they can get away with whatever they want because their president has.

Look around. It’s already happening.

Listen, I’m not here to guilt you.

I need you to understand the gravity of the situation. This is not about you. This is about us.

We have the power to change history.

Your vote will save people’s lives. Your vote can help this country heal. Your vote will mean the world to the little kids who were ripped from their parent’s arms at the border, to the kids wondering if today they’ll die in their classroom, and to all the people who live in constant fear that at any moment their government could strip their rights away.

“What if I vote and we still lose?”

Defeatism is what they want you to feel. Pick your head up, go to the polls. The fight isn’t over until all the ballots are counted. And even then, it’s not over. It will never be over. That’s why we vote.

Think about what country you want to live in. Think about the leaders you want to represent you. Think about the world you are giving to your children and grandchildren.

I want to know that I spent my life trying to make the world a kinder and fairer place for the people who will be here when I’m gone. And I don’t know about you, but I have always felt that I love America. I want us to be better. I want us to do better.

Do you love America?

Then vote with me tomorrow.

Do you hate the path this country is on?

Then vote with me tomorrow.

Are you sickened and outraged?

Then vote with me tomorrow.

Do you believe that life has a greater purpose and that the good we do matters?

Then vote with me tomorrow.

Vote to prove everyone who thinks it doesn’t matter wrong.

Vote to make sure your family does not inherent war and violence.

Vote to fight.

Just. Vote.


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3 Comments Add yours

  1. hyjohn1968 says:

    Getting people to understand that their voting is necessary to turn event up side down is very important.
    But the question I want to ask here is this, to what extent has our leaders justified the previous votes of the electorates ?
    Delivering campaign promises to electorates is key to enhancing their confidence to casting future votes when needed.

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    1. I think the confidence factor can’t be ignored, and it may play a bigger part on the right when it comes to decision making, but I think the greatest deciding factor this election (and likely again in 2020) will be partisanship.

      I think the prevailing idea for Dems, or anyone who doesn’t want to back the GOP, is just to elect Dems.

      When the political climate becomes less turbulent, Americans might then decide to focus on other things like campaign promises. Right now, partisanship is king.

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  2. hyjohn1968 says:

    Thanks Allison,
    Hopefully I think your vision towards getting the electorates to the people will only achievable through a joint concentrated efforts of everyone and the government inclusive.
    Inclusive governance is the key to unlocking the success of this vision, therefore let step up this campaign to the door step of the executives and the Congress men.
    However, this is my personal view.

    Hyginus john Oguh
    Read more of my posts here, visit my site
    http://www.hyginusjohn.wordpress.com

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