A friend sent me this yesterday, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. So many of us have been working so hard to heal our family wounds. Always, and especially lately. So I just want to say I see you all. Even when it feels isolating, we're all walking the path together. .
And there is no peace without justice, which is why these midterm elections were so important. At least in Oregon, it's a starting point to return to a pre Trump government. Sometimes individually and collectively, it feels like we're going backwards. And from that place, all we can do is have compassion for human suffering and focus on positive action that brings more peace and Justice to the world FOR ALL. #wecandoit
These kids have been coming out to the polls with us since they were born! Literally, they have been pushed in strollers and passed around by the seasoned voters ☺...they have been toddlers anxiously waiting to press the big button, and teens just trying to figure it all out. Tonight our big man voted for the first time while his older sister is on her second chance voting! (We legit have 2 kids old enough to vote 😑🤔🤷🏽♀️
The West family voted together! We hope you did too! #yourvoicematters#getupandvote#2down1togo#noexcuses#trainupachild
• It has been pouring allllll day long, and I’m beyond exhausted from my residency and life; but, I knew my vote was important🇺🇸This is a right that so many women over a century ago fought so hard for so I had to go tonight despite just wanting to take a long, magical tonic bath as prescribed by @beaubender727 and then work on one of my beautiful hats by @twentyfiveknits✨I honestly was sick and tired of having #govote being shoved down my throat everywhere on social media. I get it! I know! Enough already celebs and anyone else who can’t stop self promoting. Get off my “suggested” feed 😂 already🙄But, at the end of the day, I had to just remember that it is VERY important on at least voting for your candidate to make sure your party or views or values are best represented in the House or Congress🇺🇸So, I went. #ivoted I wonder if people feel pressure to have to fill out the entire form or ballot for everything else - Treasurer, Comptroller etc. I didn’t feel pressured to tick a box if I didn’t totally know about the candidates (which I didn’t). I literally just moved to my new temporary state and so I left those blank. #andthatsokay#dowhatyouwant I voted for the most important ones and felt confident about my vote 🇺🇸So now, I can go home, take my bath 🛀 and relax. Hopefully I can finish another one of my custom knit hats this weekend and ship it off #holidaysarecoming 🌲Good night America. Thank you for voting🇺🇸 #landofthefree .
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🎶I don’t know about you🎶...but I’m feeling like someone who voted! Molly and I ‘have a lot going on right now’ but we managed to make it to the polls and vote! (don’t let her face fool you—she’s ecstatic). It’s so so important to vote. As a woman and just as a human being, I want to use my privilege and voice to make the world a better place for EVERYONE. #justvoted#noexcuses#GetUpAndVote @taylorswift
When my grandparents moved to the United States from Chile with their kids (my mom included), my grandmother was given this handmade, wooden tea pot as a going away present. I vote today because my family came to this country to live the American dream and they did. It’s because of their choices and their bravery that I have the opportunity to live the life I do. We get to vote because of the work generations before have done. Don’t waste it and be heard.
No matter who you are or what political side you support it is so so so so important to vote. If you are eighteen or older you need to get your vote out there. We have been givin this amazing right to speak our voice and have a say in who makes decisions in the world we live in and in some country’s they don’t have that right and they live in silence and they don’t get to have a voice wich is terrible but we do. We get a voice and now is our time to use it and I am so happy to have proudly voted today for the first time. Everyone has a opinion and so now is your time to voice that opinion because we get a say and we get the right to vote. Please please please use that right and vote. @josietotah #getupandvote#doit#votingisimportant#govote#vote#youhaveavoiceuseit#votevotevote#useyourrighttovote
This is my first time voting and taking a pic afterwards is a part of it, right?? But seriously....this is important stuff and I’m glad I’m taking part in it now. I deeeeeeeeeeply regret not voting in 2016, sidestepping the entire ordeal by saying that I was either too uneducated about the issues or that I didn’t like getting involved in politics. Both of those are stupid because 1) it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to do some research and 2) a lot of the things I care about are affected by politics....so I should care. And I do. So yeah. Go vote, y’all ✌🏽#ElectionDay#GetUpAndVote