Check Your Privilege During Voting Season

I have lived a very privileged life. White. Upper middle class. Parents that are still happily married. No physical or mental disabilities. So, if we're being blunt, my personal life will continue on as normal regardless of the winner of the 2020 election. However, I'm not casting my vote for myself. 

 

I'm casting my vote for the people who have not been as fortunate as I have.

For my best friend, who is an immigrant, and is unable to have her opinion heard.

For the thousands of people being kept in camps at the border, just for wanting a better life for their families.

For the black lives that have been lost, and for their families that have been denied justice time and time again. 

For the people that are forced to choose between putting food on the table and receiving adequate health care.

For the LGBTQ+ community members who are told that, "Same sex marriage is legal, what else do you want?"

For the people whose land is on fire.

I am voting for those whose lives literally depend on this election, and I encourage you to do the same. This is something that is bigger than just one person, and if we only consider our own needs on the ballot, we will never progress in the ways we aspire to.

Vote with your moral compass, not with your wallet. Do your research. Have an open mind. Be considerate, understanding, and kind. To ignore your privilege in a time of political turmoil is to side with our oppressive system.

Now get to the polls, baby! 

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