The Thank You Project: #180 (The Right to Vote)

ThankYouIcon_180Last week, everyone in the United States got a chance to express their opinions and vote. It didn’t matter what was the number one topic on your mind, all that mattered was that you got the chance to vote. I think as a society, we sometimes take it for granted that we have this great chance to discern between candidates and make an informed decision. There are many countries where you just kind of have to live with whoever is in power and hope for the best. However, in the US, we are able to determine who the president of the country will be. We have the power to determine the local and state officials that will represent us in Congress. We are able to even vote for different propositions that could potentially change the landscape of the world around you.

No matter what your opinions are for elections, be sure that you exercise your right to vote. There are many people that fought for your freedom to vote. Be informed, know what the candidates represent and then voice your concerns. I sure did last week and I am thankful for the right to vote and determine the country’s direction.

The Lermz

Michael Lerma graduated the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with an Information Technology Management degree. He is currently a senior Project Manager with the Nielsen Company.

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