Massachusetts State Primary

If today is your state primary, too, please don’t make excuses. Vote like your life depends on it, because the past eight months (especially considering how poorly Covid 19 has been handled in this country) is proof positive of how badly we need things to change for the better. Let’s consider the increased escalation of violence and hate crimes, too. There will never be an end to racism, but we can do a hell of a lot better, and most of us know this.

I voted with the future in mind. I voted for an important platform which holds great meaning for about 60% of the work I do. Granted, this primary ballot is for state Senate and Congress, but if things don’t change at that level, then they cannot change elsewhere.

To quote a late friend, “Enough is enough and it’s time for a change!” Damn right, brother. Damn right.

I hope that when the final results come in, I will be able to sleep with a little more peace in my heart.

P.S. Make sure you are registered for November 3rd no matter where you reside. Do not allow fear tactics to deter you from making your voice heard. Every.Vote.Counts.

Super Tuesday

I took the morning to research a little more into who I inevitably chose to vote for tonight in the #MassachusettsPrimary. I had to consider my values into the checklist and see if anyone could meet even 60% of what’s important to me, from A to Z.

🚫 I will NOT publicly endorse anyone, EVER. I don’t feel it’s wise, nor is it anyone’s business. I can listen to anyone regarding their interests, but I have to make the best possible decision for me, for my family, for my future, as do we all.

🚫 I am not the woman who falls for bullshit. I am not the woman who supports hate in ANY community or faith. I will not support a lying “How do people fall for this shit?” kind of person. And I will not support anyone who doesn’t understand how our government works. You can’t just make it up as you go along.

🖤 As a registered #Independent, this is too important to grab the wrong ballot or jump on the wrong political actor. Ultimately, they all tell you what you want to hear.

There are so many important factors involved, so I hope we all did our best. This country MUST #DoBetter. You don’t get to bitch about things unless you actively participate. #SuperTuesday #Massachusetts #Vote

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Election Day 2018

I voted via absentee ballot for the first time in over a decade. I had an appointment this morning with my headache specialist and despite the fact that I desperately wanted to cancel, I knew I needed a letter for my migraine medication to maybe be approved. Here’s hoping it’ll make a difference at next week’s hearing.

Voting, more often than not, feels like a choice of the lesser of two evils, regardless of party. I was surprised by the Massachusetts ballot this year. I was taken aback by some of it, the questions will probably bug me no matter which way they go, but at the end of the day I know I voted for people I think are relatively decent human-beings. You can’t fool everyone, and that’s a fact for another day.