The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution
prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to
vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
In America, the first Tuesday of November grants us the opportunity to speak our minds through our power to vote. Whatever our opinions, whether democratic, republican, liberal, or something else, we deserve to be heard. The only way to project our voices is to get to the polls. It is especially important for us crazy millennials to do so, as our own future is in our hands.
Today, I challenge you make your opinions actionable during the 2014 Midterm Elections. Do your research, remain open-minded, and choose the candidates that will best represent our towns, states, and country as a whole. Take advantage of your freedom of speech and I promise you will be heard (and receive an awesome “I Voted Today” sticker). If decoding politics isn’t your thing, let me direct you to a few chicks who are really good at breaking it down: TheSkimm. They can help you understand the issues at hand and explain each party’s stance.
Oh, and don’t be afraid to show off your voter’s pride! That’s what those silly stickers are there for anyways, right? I shared my pride with a little American-inspired sketch in my Kate Spade New York Planner. (Side note: This planner was one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. If you’re an organization freak like me, I highly encourage you to check out her agenda line here.)