Monday, May 2, 2011

Get Out And Vote

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Today is election day in Canada.  I am sure from reading this blog, you have probably already guessed that I am a dipper.  I am very excited to see the returns tonight.  The NDP surge has been wonderful to watch and it remains to be seen if it will be enough to deny Harper his majority government.  Could we possibly have a NDP/Liberal coalition? Is there a chance we could be saying prime minister Jack Layton?  Anything is possible at this point.

No matter where you stand politically, today is the day to get out and make yourself heard. We have had several elections in recent years, and it is time for Canadians to make a definitive choice. Think about the issues like, the environment, immigration, child care, national debt, jobs, women issues etc, and vote the party that is most likely to fit your political feelings.  One thing is for certain, if you do not vote, you have no right to complain later.   We all have a role to play in the future of our country, and abstaining from voting is abdicating your social responsibility.   As a WOC, each time I vote, I know that I am fulfilling the dream of so many who fought for this right before me.

Update: I went to my polling station to vote and found that it was completely inaccessible.  If it were not for the fact that the unhusband came with me, I would not have been able to vote.  If you are differently abled, do not assume that you will be able to enter the building to vote.  Call ahead and make sure.  Also, please be aware that they have to bring the polling station to you, if the polling station is inaccessible.  We all have a right to vote, so please do not be afraid to assert your rights.