After over twenty years at this address, the last Illinois redistricting put us in a new ward. We are now part of the 20% of Chicago voters who have been assigned to a new polling place.
My old polling place was a short city block away. My new one is… OMG… 0.6 miles away. How could they inconvenience me like that?
While you shake your head at what a spoiled city girl I am, I will once again post a 2004 quote from Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune that I have posted prior to a few elections now:
“The problem is, we’re not all carrying the same country in our hearts. We all claim we want to be safe and free. But each side in this war–the internal American war that’s shaping the whole world–has a different vision of what it means to be safe and free and how we should share those gifts.”
Support your vision with your vote. Even if you are not sure that your one vote makes a difference (and there have been many times I have questioned it myself), your silence for sure will not make a difference. So let your voice be heard.
(NaBloPoMo | November ’12: 5 of 30)