I voted eleven days ago because I live in a place—Washington, DC—that respects its citizens and their right to vote. Every American should be so privileged.
I voted because it’s my responsibility as a citizen in our ever-improving democracy.
I voted against hatred, fear, xenophobia, racism, and misogyny.
But more importantly…
I voted for an imperfect but overly-qualified candidate who represents more of my values than not.
I voted for a vision of a more equal and more just America for my beautiful nieces and nephew. They deserve nothing less.
I voted for a woman because it’s beyond time we broke through that glass ceiling.
I voted for reforming a criminal justice system that discriminates against African Americans.
I voted for a leveling of the playing field for all Americans.
I voted for a candidate who acknowledges that the Earth’s climate is changing, that we’re responsible for that change, and that we have the means of confronting and solving the problem.
I voted for pragmatism.
I voted for inclusivity.
I voted for womens’ rights.
I voted for civil rights.
I voted for human rights.
I voted for equality.
I voted for love.
I voted and I encourage you to do the same. Visit iwillvote.com for more information on where you can vote today.