I was going to write something today about the midterm elections and why I think you should vote, and then in a Facebook post my little brother said pretty much exactly what I wanted to say.
Alright, y’all. Tomorrow is Election Day in America. Make your plan to go get it done.
Because there are a finite number of times in your life when your opinion really means anything.
Because it’s the only way you get to continue to be proud of living in a country that serves as a beacon for the democratic form of government.
Because it’s how you earn the right to complain when the government isn’t doing what you think it should do.
Because you will never regret going to the polls.
Because you get a great sticker.
Because it will make you feel part of something bigger.
Because I promise you that you will feel a great sense of accomplishment – and I’m not sure there is anything easier in the world that gives you a great sense of accomplishment.
Because most of you have the ability to use Google to find their sample ballot and then do ten minutes of research into the things that are on it. And if you can’t? Call me. I’ll help you.
Because you are a Patriot.
I also wanted to say this: I know the outcome of this election — even if it goes the way I want it to go — won’t make everything perfect. But it could make it better, and better is always good. Even if we just do a little bit better every day, that’s good. A lot of small, positive movements can add up to big, positive change.