Today is the North Carolina primary. We're not used to our vote actually counting (a May 6th primary? Come on.) and the state is all a flutter. Blair and I were at the polls at 6:30, when they opened, and there was actually a short line--almost unheard of in our tiny community. There were a couple of young girls in front of us, voting in their first election. Good for them.
I'm amazed at the number of women who don't vote. Who feel like their voice doesn't matter in the least and no one will listen to what they need or what they want. There are more women than men in this country. If we would just grab hold of the reins and get serious about making our voices heard, think of the changes we could enact. As a small example, it still just absolutely floors me that some health insurance will cover Viagra prescriptions but not birth control. Are you freaking kidding me?? Tell me that's not a male-dominated decision.
Anyway, this post isn't a political rant. It's just to say that Democrat or Republican or Independent, we all ought to exercise our right--our privledge--to vote.
I'll wear my "I Voted" sticker with pride today.