Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Where Aren't They Now: 14

Nicole is voting today.

She is urging everyone she knows to also vote today. She believes it is her civic duty, her responsibility, her right and her privilege to vote in this and every election.

She recognizes that there is big change on the horizon and she is anxious to be a part of it. She is excited about where her country is headed and knows that throwing her hat in the ring is crucial to that progress.

Nicole has not always been this politically involved and feels apprehensive about pushing politics on other people. She remembers what it was like to be uninvolved and how pressured she felt in the past (and even in the present) when people tried to cram their beliefs down her throat. But for the past couple of years she's spent time carefully evaluating her stance on things, her place in the world, her values. She truly wants to make her voice heard and hopes others will follow her lead-- even those who find politics difficult to swallow.

She realizes that this story is a cop-out but she doesn't care because go vote.

2 comments:

redheadedreader said...

Might be a cop-out, but an important message can net a 4 rating from me.

Eebs said...

Thank you! I just returned from voting, myself. Today's going to feel so long...