If someone told you that they were going to spend some of your money without your input, you’d likely be mad.

If policies were made that negatively impacted issues you care about you may take to the streets in protest.

If you heard that decisions were going to be made that affected you but nobody asked your opinion, I’m guessing that you wouldn’t be happy about that either.

The thing is that spending, decisions and policies are all happening – and if you don’t cast your vote you are throwing your voice away on all of it. Social media memes don’t count. Marching doesn’t count. Yelling at your neighbor doesn’t count. The only way to truly have your voice count is by voting. The lines today will likely be long but stand in them anyway.

Absentee ballots waiting to be counted

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