Vote TODAY – Everybody

On Tuesday June 5, 2018, I will be working as a Sacramento County Polling Clerk at one of the new voting centers. I’ll be in Orangevale so if you’re in my neck of the woods you might see me.

We are now in fire season here in Northern California. No big fires yet, but they’ll be here soon enough.

I was going to wax and wane poetically about fires that burn in our hearts with desire for love and freedom and dreams that others would take away. Think about how many times a child says she wants to be an artist or writer or doctor or historian or anything and someone says “that is too hard” or “you’ll fail.” How many times have people come up against all odds and had success. Think about that when you vote tomorrow. And you WILL vote (or I will lose all respect for you if you’re an American citizen.)

Anyway, a lot of people, including ALL women had someone before them fighting for that vote. But I won’t go on. The fires burn for education and knowledge. The fires burn for freedom to love. Vote for the fires that burn for the love of your children. Vote for the environment and water issues. Just vote for common sense.

Today you need to VOTE because all of the above. In other parts of the world (not my part of the world) people risk their lives for the right to vote. They die for it. People died for it here too.  So remember them and VOTE.

Plus remember… if you don’t vote you can’t complain about the results.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

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2 thoughts on “Vote TODAY – Everybody

  1. Absolutely vital to vote. Although I suspect it’s only you folks in the USA who are voting today. Here in the UK, we always vote on a Thursday for some reason that I haven’t worked out or looked up yet.

  2. I looked up the historic reason we vote on Tuesday: In 1845, the United States was largely an agrarian society. Farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse-drawn vehicles to the county seat to vote. Tuesday was established as election day because it did not interfere with the Biblical Sabbath or with market day, which was on Wednesday in many towns.

    This year in five California counties (we have over 50) voting centers were open for a week before the official election. Voters could also drop off their ballots in lovely pink envelopes, or mail them in. Most who came in yesterday were just dropping off. Everyone got their “I voted” sticker to put on their shirt. If someone came in with kids they got stickers too. I also got to pet some cute dogs (it was too hot to leave them in the car). Saw so many darling cute precious children. One little boy of about two took my hand and we went for a walk to the ballot box.

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