I grew up in a household where politics were never discussed. I remember being in the 2nd or 3rd grade and asking my mother who she voted for. For years, I asked to go with her, because I wanted to see what it was like. But my mother would never tell me who she voted for, "It's private," she would say. And she never took me with her to vote.
Honestly, I never cared much for politics as I got older. I was one of those who believed, my voice didn't matter.
I was a fool. I was so wrong.
Over the last ten years, I've made it a point to pay attention. I've made it a priority to get out and vote.
My voice matters. So does yours.
I vote because I believe people should be free to marry who they want. I am in full support of gay marriage.
I vote because I believe in a woman's right to choose.
I vote because I believe opportunity, quality education and healthcare are a right not a privilege.
I vote because I want to see this country continue to move forward and prosper.
In our home we openly discuss politics. Tonight, when I get home from work, we will go out and vote as a family. I want The Boy to be a part of the process. I want him to grow up knowing that voting is his responsibility.
So go out and make sure you vote. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
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AutismWonderland - written by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez - is a personal blog chronicling a NYC family's journey with autism, while also sharing local resources for children/families with special needs.