Vote Like Your Life Depends On It

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's easy to feel helpless when our heroes and sheroes have died. I live surrounded by many #45 supporters in a country where the person who gets the most votes, just in my lifetime, hasn't won...twice. We are in grave danger of this happening again, and when you live in a state that is traditionally blue, like mine, with senators who are both blue, like mine, you wonder if your vote matters when they only focus on "swing" states. When you know the candidates won't be coming to your state, when your state has 100% vote by mail so you don't have to worry about voting machines, what is it that you do?

"Voting isn't the most we can do. But it is the least." ~ Gloria Steinem

I told my husband the other day, I wonder why there isn't true community organizing for specific changes in our communities, in our country. Where are the TARGETED sit-ins with TARGETED demands. Yes, #BLM, but we need to SPECIFY demands. And we need to walk the damn talk. Against #votersuppression? Then close your Facebook account and find ways to connect with people - it's been done before, Stop spending mo

"When you're not doing so well, vote for a better life for yourself. If you are doing quite nicely, vote for a better life for others." ~ Irvine Welsh

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