Election Day!

by Wendy Copley on November 4, 2008

I love election day! I love it!

It’s so exciting. I love the possibility. The chance to vote the good guys in and get the bad guys out. I’ve voted in all but one election since I turned 18. That first election was great — everyone I voted for won. I remember when I called my parents to share my excitement my mom said, “Don’t get used to it.” Ha ha. She was right, of course. There have been many, many disappointing, depressing elections since then.The last eight years have been particularly bad.

I haven’t voted yet today. We are waiting to vote until after we pick Wyatt up from preschool. I want him to go with us, to see us vote.  I think it’s a very important lesson to teach kids — voting is important. It’s a right, but it’s also a duty. There are many people in the world who don’t have the right to vote or who have great difficulty exercising their right so we have to be very diligent about making sure we do it in every election. It’s one of our family values.

One final note that goes out to any Californians reading this. Please vote no on Prop 8! No matter how you feel about gay marriage — and for the record, I am very PRO gay marriage — it is wrong to single out a group of people for discrimination. This proposition would write discrimination into the California constitution. It’s unfair, shameful and wrong.

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