Why I Vote Blue

Why I Vote Blue

Tell me why you vote Red and I’ll tell you why I vote Blue:

I vote Blue because from the time I was a little girl, my Nixon-voting Nana introduced me to the pleasures of the world outside my own.

I vote Blue because in Sunday School I learned that Jesus cared for the poor and the children.

I vote Blue because I was an Army brat who learned to tolerate, celebrate and respect differences
–in religion, color and rank.

I vote Blue because from a young age, I could see the divine in every human being, including criminals.

I vote Blue because as a physician’s daughter, I grew up with the best health care available to me and I want that to be true for everybody.

I vote Blue because when I chose to become a teacher, I experienced first-hand how hard it can be to make ends meet.

I vote Blue because as a woman I know how fragile voice can be.

I vote Blue because I know that when women are empowered–around the world–that life improves–for everyone.

I vote Blue because my ancestors were immigrants from Ireland and Kiev.

I vote Blue because Vermont isn’t supposed to get washed out by hurricanes.

I vote Blue because food is political too.

I vote Blue because I want my vote to serve everyone, including you.

Kelly Salasin, November 6, 2012

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