October 31, 2020


At eight o'clock this morning, bundled in layers in preparation for the hour of waiting we expected outside the polling station, my family and I hopped into the car and drove to our designated location to vote on the last day of early in-person voting in our state. Thankfully, the only waiting we did was during the brief period of time before the doors opened at eight thirty. Aside from those few minutes outside in the chilly air, our voting process went incredibly smoothly. We were so pleased not to have to wait in an extremely long line like so many other voters across the country. We also, though, shared a similar sense of frustration at the absurdity of having to wait hours just to vote and a fear that the long lines could discourage some from casting their ballots.

This election is extremely important. Voting for former Vice President Joe Biden in this election means standing up for the rights of women, Black and Brown people, and the LGBTQ+ community. It means condemning white supremacy, something the current president refuses to do, and recognizing that Black lives matter. It means believing in science, understanding that climate change is real and is an existential threat. It means taking action against a pandemic that has killed over 225,000 Americans and is still running rampant across the country. It means voting for kindness, decency, integrity, and honesty, and restoring leadership to the White House. It means voting against a man who has said "grab them by the pussy" to refer to women, who calls Mexicans "rapists," who labeled Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health experts who have worked feverishly to save thousands of American lives as a "disaster" and as "idiots," and who claimed that, in the march led by white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, there were "fine people on both sides."

We must VOTE HIM OUT! So please, if you have not already mailed in your ballot or voted early in person, make plans now to vote on Tuesday. So much is at stake in this election, and every vote counts. So get out, dress appropriately, wear your mask, and vote! And once you do, wear your "I voted" sticker with pride.


  1. I'm reading this on Election Day and am proud to say that I voted! And for the first time! This election is so, so, so, SO important. I'm super nervous by what's going to happen, but also a little excited. Thanks for writing this!
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  2. Agree on all levels!!! I voted a few weeks ago, and I'm anxious to see what happens tonight / sometime soon! Thanks for sharing your opinions, it's so important!