votingespecially for the first time – let this not be the last.  Whoever you are, wherever you stand – participate and be counted.

I heard stories of people in their 70’s and 80’s voting for the very first time in this election.  I cannot imagine all that those people have seen in their lifetimes and can only guess at what compelled them to vote now.  I can only say I am glad their voice was heard, glad their vote was counted, and glad they felt compelled to be a part of the democratic process at this time. 

How I wish the polls were this crowded each and every time – whether for local, state, or national officials – people, we need to stand up and speak.  Each vote matters.