(REPOSTING BECAUSE TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE. PLEASE, GO VOTE BECAUSE YOU MATTER, AND YOUR VOTE MATTERS TOO.)
I’ve finally gotten around to the third and final quote for the challenge, and I’m going to use this last quote as an opportunity to reiterate how much this upcoming election means to YOU and ME. Heck, the whole world is watching this election, so for those of us who can vote come November 8th, I present you with this quote:
Just because you do not take an interest in politics, doesn’t mean politics doesn’t take an interest in you. – Pericles
Voter fatigue is real, and I entirely understand. When your entire news feed and sources for media are inundated with politics, and in particular, Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, you get frustrated.
But, now is not the time to let the frustration and fatigue get to you. This election, as you’ve probably also heard countless times before, is incredibly important — it’s probably the most transformative, influential and important election since 1980. So many important issues, even the very identity of the American people, are at stake here.
At the end of the day, I won’t tell you who to vote for, and I don’t care who you vote for. But please don’t stay at home, thinking “My vote doesn’t matter,” or “I don’t like either of the candidates.”
Because, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
So on November 8, go out and vote. Go out and exercise your unique right as an American citizen. Go out and be proud to be a part of this wonderful democracy.