I remember the first election in which I was eligible to vote. It was 1992.
I couldn’t wait to vote for the first time.
Everyone in my family votes. It is not optional. It is our right and privilege to elect our leaders.
Since 2002, I have voted by mail: federal, state, and local elections.
I have never had a problem voting by mail.
Let me repeat – I have never had a problem voting by mail.
This year, I voted in person.
I drove ten hours from Washington, DC to Tennessee to cast my vote in person today. The last day of early voting in Tennessee.
This election is that important.
I am not going to give you the history of voting.
I am not going to give you all of the reasons you should vote.
Have questions about voting?
- www.vote.gov is the U.S. Election Assistance Commission
- www.usa.gov/voting – U.S. Government site about voting
- www.iwillvote.com – Voting information from the Democratic National Committee
- https://vote.gop – Voting information from the Republican National Committee
In a speech by the late Congressman John Lewis on September 6, 2012, in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Congressman said:
“My dear friends: Your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union.”
Let’s heed the Congressman’s words and legacy to create a more perfect union.