Monday, November 06, 2006

Please

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex . . . ," so states the nineteenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution.1

Twenty million single women didn't vote in the last presidential election. Tomorrow is election day and Sparkfly calls upon our single and married readers to get out and vote. Recent conversations with my young, intelligent, twenty something friends have revealed a startling fact - they aren't voting. They tell me it's not because they don't think it's important.

If they know it is important, then why aren't they voting? Did you vote in the last election? If no, why not? What can be done to encourage the act?

Let's start having after voting parties. Consider hosting one tomorrow night. Order pizza, bake cookies, eat ice cream, watch Iron Jawed Angels, just get out and vote! Your voice is needed.

S


PS
Today is Baptist Women's Day of Prayer.

6 Comments:

Blogger Meg said...

Ok, Ok, Ok....This young, 'intelligent,' twenty-something friend is tired of your ranting...whatever...I'll go home tomorrow and vote!

4:30 PM  
Blogger ashlynn310 said...

If you were like me and unsure of where your polling place is, check out this link...

http://www.vote411.org/pollingplacebystate.php

It will tell ou where and even give you a map!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Mindy said...

I am definitely voting today. I've always tried to vote, but it's never been all that big a deal. Then, I watched Iron Jawed Angels. That movie is so inspiring in so many ways, and it really made me realize how important voting and having a voice is!

8:05 AM  
Blogger the hero formerly known as super said...

Voting has never been an option for me. Every Sunday night my mom calls and asks, "Did you go to church?" in that tone that you really feel guilty answering "no" to; and every election day my mom calls and asks, "Did you go vote?" in the same tone. Needless to say, I've only missed one election--a primary while I was in China.

VOTE! Even dead people do it in Marion!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Mandy Mc said...

I voted even though I had to do it at the "exceptions" table :-)

6:18 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Side note to Susie's comment: "Even dead people do it in Marion!" So true. Are they still doing the page in the Marion Times-Standard of all the people who haven't voted in the last four years? Do you remember what I'm talking about?

12:24 PM  

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