Let me get down to the point here. JUST VOTE!
A little background, super quickly, I come from a communist country where voting isn't an option. I left everything behind, my family (most of which still lives in Cuba) my friends, my first home and everything I knew to get away from the repression of not being able to speak my truth and have a say in what happens with my life and that of those I love.
Here, in this beautiful country we have the RIGHT to vote and often take it for granted. DON'T. Think of it as "if you don't use it you lose it" and just get out there and vote today or for the next few days. Make the time and get to a voting location near you on the way home or on the way to work tomorrow. The polls are open from 7a till 7p.
Not sure who to vote for? Overwhelmed by what you think the experience will be like? I get it. It happened to me the first time I voted too. I recommend you take 10min to look at the ballot before you arrive so you you can see exactly WHAT and WHO you're being asked to vote for. You can check out your sample ballots here.
There are some people out there who support the JUST VOTE from the angle of "doesn't matter who you vote for, just vote." I'm NOT of that school of thought. It DOES matter. These men and women YOU have the power to put into office will have power over your life on a day to day so you need to take a bit of time and do some research. Just a few minutes to see what and who's on the ballot and what they stand for.
When you vote SHOW ME!! Post a pic with your I VOTED sticker and tag me on it! @GiGiDiazLIVE on all the social media platforms!
Visit iamelectionready.org for more info