Tag: voting

Voting: How to Balance Respect for Experience and Opportunity for New Ideas

There is something to be said for experience and institutional memory. James Baldwin told his followers, “Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” So here’s the rub. We need young and enthusiastic folks to enter the political process, but does that... Read more »

Why You Must Vote Tomorrow

It took almost 150 years to get to the point where all of us eighteen and older have the right to vote. And yet, going back to 1828, usually around 60 percent of those eligible actually vote. Since 1972, that number has fallen to closer to 55 percent or less, with the exception of 2008.... Read more »

Voting: The Time I Threw my Vote Away and Other Tales from a Faithful Voter

Apparently, many Millennials plan to sit out this election. Others are thinking they should vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein as a protest vote against what they see as two flawed candidates. I feel your pain, but you must vote. I will take it a step further and risk incurring the wrath of many... Read more »