Why I voted during the midterm elections….

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By Lindsay Pinchuk, Founder + CEO, Bump Club and Beyond

I bet there are many people reading this who have never voted in a midterm election before.  That’s ok, there is a first for everything. I had dinner last week with a friend who at forty-years-old had never voted in any election.  The day we had dinner was the very first time.  There is a lot at stake in tomorrow’s election, and it sure shows with the record breaking early and absentee voter turnout.

It doesn’t matter who you are—EVERYONE has an issue that could be effected with tomorrow’s election results:  healthcare, education, gun control, immigration, taxes, abortion, climate change.  I bet it would be far fetched to say that none of these matter to you. In fact they all definitely effect your every day life in one way or another.

I urge you, even if you don’t like one or more of the candidates.  Please, find an issue that is important to you, determine which candidates align with your opinion and VOTE for them. As parents, as HUMAN BEINGS, all of these issues and so many more behind the candidates on the ballot MATTER.

Do you think that your vote doesn’t matter?  Let me tell you, it does.  Do you want to know why?

Take a look at the little person sitting behind you in your car, across from you at the dinner table, or asleep in their bed down the hallway.  THIS is why your vote matters.  If anything else, you are not voting for a list of candidates tomorrow when you go to the polls—but you are voting for your child’s or children’s future.

As parents, as HUMAN BEINGS, we owe our vote, this election, to our kids.

So if you think that your vote isn’t making an impact, please think again.  Make sure to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 6th.  Our future depends upon it more than ever before.