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A Peek Into the Life of a Mommy Blogger: Election Day 2012

It seems as if Election 2012 has been going on forever. Both campaigns have marketed this as a contest between good and evil. Depending on who you support will determine who you think is good and who you think is evil.

This Election has been going  on forever.


If you believe the media, the nation is divided. Based on my observations, up until today, the nation was just tired. But today, Election Day, is different. 

I am an attorney and today I am working on the voter protection effort. My purpose is clear and I have a solitary mission. I have been assigned to this location to ensure that every registered voter has the opportunity to vote. 

Based on my experience at one voting location in Pittsburgh, the nation is on fire and turning out to vote. 

Elections are about people.


My time at the polls has reminded me that voting isn't just about pundits and politics. It's about people. It's about people who work hard, love their families, and have bills to pay. It's about people who are united in their vision of America. It's about people who believe that their vote counts and that they have a duty to exercise their right to vote. 

Election Day is about communities.


Election day is also about communities. People come to the polls to see their friends as much as they come to choose a president. I saw children getting their hair braided. I saw people bringing huge baskets of fried chicken, French fries, and a box of apples and pears. It was a feast!

People laughed, shared and sang songs. They hugged and kissed. They reminisced about their pasts and shared dreams of their future. They were optimistic and they were hopeful. 

This country is for everybody.


My time at the polls reminded me that voting is for everybody. People of all economic backgrounds participated in the process side-by-side.  This Election Day reminded me that this country is for everybody--not just the middle class. Hopefully, whoever wins tonight will remember that.

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