Today's a big deal in the USA. It's our chance to vote in the midterm elections and make a difference on a local level, which can translate into big changes on a national and global level. I'm not sure there's ever been a midterm election as closely watched and highly anticipated as this one.
As everyone in the world now knows, our last election was a massive upset and it's been some amount of chaos ever since. I'm not a Trump supporter. But I'm also weary of the current culture of outrage. I would love for the pendulum of politics to come to a middle ground and see the various political parties each have a voice.
Personally, I'm a registered Democrat. But I frequently vote outside my party lines because I think balance is important. And sometimes Republicans and Libertarians and the Green party have better ideas and strategies than Democrats. I don't vote to eliminate the opposition. I vote to take care of my communities and promote new ideas and new voices.
I want to see younger people in power. If there's any lesson I took away from the last presidential election, it's that the old guard has officially fallen and we're in new uncharted territory, We need new young voices to navigate social media and politics. We don't need seasoned politicians. We need fresh eyes and new strategies.
Today I will vote to give a new untried person a chance. What we used to do isn't working. Let's try something different.
If you live in the USA, GO VOTE.