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11/5/14

Don't Give Up Your Voice So Easily

I voted yesterday.
I felt so proud to do so.
I was nervous leading up to the elections. Maybe it's feelings from my birth country or just feeling like I didn't know the issues and candidates as well as I would like.

So I went on a research spree. Homework if you will.
Then I felt confident in my choices to go to the polls.

I woke up early to beat the crowds.
However it was quick and easy and no lines at all!
Last time the lines almost wrapped around the school!

But we had only three minutes to make our vote. Is that normal or even legal?

But I voted. I felt confident and in the know.

I felt proud.

In my birth country, you voted as risk to your life. You voted based on being paid off. You voted to save your life.  You hide away to not vote.
Whatever way, the violence and threats that surrounds elections in my country is most terrible. People should never feel their lives are in danger for voting to make changes in their country.

I remember when I came to America, I was so excited when I received the go ahead to work and be able to vote.

I can't believe the excuses I've been hearing about why so many didn't vote. Please don't tell me that it really takes such a long time to get your address updated since you moved a year ago. Or however long this campaigning has been going on! Or all the other excuses being offered up!

Voting for me is a wonderful freedom.
Thanks to all who fought for my rights to be able to vote.
And a second country that took away the fear to vote.

Thank God for such freedom.

I hope you voted.



Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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32 comments :

  1. Yes, voting is very important and the right of citizens!

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  2. It's so beautiful to hear how much it meant to you. Everyone ought to feel this way!

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    1. Thank you Liz.
      After 10 years, it's still such a wonderful thing for me to be able to do.

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  3. Good for you! it is a great feeling to be able to vote.

    Michelle F.

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  4. Without our votes, we should not have the right today anything about what happens..

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  5. I always vote. Even if I don't necessarily care LOL, I still do it. It's a privilege to be able to do it, so I do.

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    1. It is indeed a privilege
      Thank you :)

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  6. I always vote. People complain but never vote.

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    1. I notice the complaining and excuses too.

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  7. Its true, Im guilty of not always voting this time I did though. Its a great honor.

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  8. Voting is so important. I like voting. Always have!

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  9. That is so true! Its very important to vote and keep your voice!

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    1. Indeed we must. As long as we have such freedoms.
      Thank you Cindy!

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  10. Agreed! Voting is so important, and I often wonder how we get more people interested and involved.

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    1. I really wish more people would value it too.
      Thank you Sandra.

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  11. Yes, I did vote. I do so every year. The people that do not vote and then complain all year are maddening.

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  12. Voting is so important. Kudos to you!

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  13. Voting is so important. So many people died and fought for our right to vote.

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    1. Sooo many people!
      Thank you for sharing Danielle.

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  14. People have died for the rights we have. I don't understand not voting!

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    1. I don't understand it at all either my dear.
      I think we take for granted until it's taken from us.

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  15. I wish every person felt this way! Always vote :)

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