Vote. One word, so very simple, yet every time an Election Day comes around there are millions of people who don’t exercise this right. As many as 50 percent of people in the United States just don’t bother. Sure, you’ve got busy lives with lots of important things to do and you feel like politics don’t affect you. But that’s where you’re wrong.
Whatever your political persuasion, if you are a regular reader of Healthy & Green Living you probably care a great deal about the planet, your health and environmental issues in general.
You want chemicals like BPA out of your food, and toxics out of your laundry and cleaning products, you want better farming practices and pesticide-free, organic produce. You want pure water, clean air and you grieve for the damage that is happening to our planet every day.
Although the U.S. presidential election is what’s getting most of the press this time around, it’s also important to vote in local and state contests for city and county officers, council members, state insurance commissioners, and state legislators. These are the people who make decisions about things like funding animal shelters, banning plastic bags, regulating chemicals in particular products or preventing developers to destroy wetlands or other protected habitats.
So run, don’t walk, to your local polling place and cast your vote for whoever or whatever floats your boat. Not knowing where to go is no excuse. Google has provided this handy way to map your voting location.
And wear that “I Voted” sticker proudly–it means you care, and here at Care2, we care too.