It’s Voting Day in America!
There’s a sense of excitement in the air. The election this year is historic, in more ways than one. After months of negative campaigning and lots of ups and downs from both candidates for president of the United States, the day is finally here. We the people, get to decide who becomes the 45th president of the United States of America!
The United States has come a long way, from the seventeen to eighteen hundreds when women, the indigent and people of non-Caucasian races were not allowed to vote. In 1869, the 15th Amendment was passed. This allowed all native born American men, including African Americans, the right to vote. It was not until 1920 and the 19th Amendment, that voting rights were extended to women.
Hence, the sense of excitement. Women have indeed come a long way, and whichever way the election goes tomorrow, I know that I’m proud to be part of this historic time when we have the first female presidential candidate of a great nation like the United States. This is a great time for all people especially our young teen girls. Today, shows them that it does not matter who you are or where you come from, and that with a sense of purpose, hard work, focus and determination all things are indeed possible for them.
I voted with pride during early voting, and I encourage everyone who has not voted to do so. The outcome of tomorrow’s vote really does rest on our shoulders. We have a responsibility as citizens of this great nation to exercise our right to vote and select the next president of the United States.
I agree that this election year has been extremely negative and divisive. And yet with just hours to go, I have hope and belief that we will elect the right person for this singularly important task of leading this United States and really the rest of the world to bigger and better things. Your vote does count. Make your voice heard.
I also know that no matter which way the election goes, whether your candidate is elected or not, that Americans being the patriotic people they are, will rally behind the elected candidate and give them all the support they need. That is what makes America great. The ability to rise up to do the right thing when it counts, to accept people for who they are whether they have a different color, language or opinion. The ability to stand as one united people for the greater good of our country.
As the polls open today, I encourage everyone to vote. I thank God for the many freedoms we enjoy in this great country. Don’t take your right to vote for granted. Vote with pride in electing the 45th president of the United States. I thank God for whomever becomes president, because that is the voice of the people.
God bless the great United States and God bless the president.