My fellow Americans
Next Tuesday, the voting booths will be open across the country. I urge everyone who is 18 and older to take five minutes from their day and vote.
Our country and democracy is a marvelous thing. We have rights that many are still fighting for. But that does not mean we can take those rights for granted.
Those rights come with a price. A price that can easily be paid by spending five minutes at your local voting booth.
I especially urge women to vote. It was not so long ago that we did not have these rights, that we had to fight for the simple idea of telling our government what we thought.
If we forget the battles that previous generations of women fought for the most basic, precious right to vote, then it is our cross to bear for not raising our voices when we had the opportunity.
I recommend the movie Iron Jawed Angels as a reminder on why it is so important to vote.
It’s only five minutes of your day, but those five minutes could impact the rest your life.