If Election Day Were a Wedding, Wouldn't You Take Off Work?
Despite the extra-long hours of these final weeks and days of the campaign, I’ve been able (more truthfully, I’ve been forcing myself) to read a few pages of a novel each night before I go to bed.
The novel I’m reading is about a young man whose parents die when he and his siblings are young. In the section I read last night, he was reminiscing about the flood of friends and family who came to support him and his siblings during the difficult time.
This led me to think about how we come together as communities around important events in our friends and families' lives. The mere presence of a loved one at these events—weddings, funerals, baptisms—is such a show of support, love, and commitment. Our society makes these events priorities in our lives.
We take off work, fly across the country or drive for hours to support our friends in their commitments. Here is another way that you can support your friends and family: stand up for them on Election Day.