I want to know the real America.
Who are you?
What do you believe in?
What do you want for this nation, your family, your life?
Low voter turnouts have made me feel like I've lived in a country of strangers...those silent Americans....those many Americans. When will you declare your existence with a ballot?
This is a blockbuster year to get out and vote. Even those of us with humble bank accounts felt important with our $5.00 online donation. Never before have we had at our computer keyboards so many direct messages and information from candidates.
Earn the right to whine. Vote. The early voting polls are now open. I cast my ballot several days ago. It felt great!
Earn the right to complain if the election doesn't turn out the way you expected. And if you need a little inspiration, watch this.
I remember the first year I was old enough to vote. It felt nearly sacred. I dutifully attended a local Mass Meeting (now called a "Caucus" in Utah). I chose my candidate, knocked on doors to fund-raise for him, and volunteered to tabulate votes for 14 hours (done by hand with a pencil).
We've come a long way...