It only stops injustices. Calls out corruption. Praises the Good. Gratifies the helpful. Acknowledges the change. Speaks your truth. Shares the experience. Communicates vulnerabilities. Creates connection. Damns the cruel. Saves the victims. Reiterates care. Reassures the lonely. Inspires the soft. Supports the strong. Sings the joy. Stifles the lies. Finds a tribe. Joins the people. Lifts the burden. Carries the weight. Sends the message. Saves a life.
But you can pretend it means nothing, if you want.
I’m not going to tell you to vote. I’m not going to try and convince you that your voice means something. Believe me, if you don’t figure that out on your own, it won’t make a difference.
You’re the one who gets to decide.
November 6, 2018 is the election date here in America. For all of those who have for some reason — cultural, religious or otherwise— kept themselves quiet and timid and ignorant on purpose, you could, if you want, make a different choice. I hope — I won’t demand–– that You decide that you matter.