Your Vote Counts, and You Hold the Power of That Vote in Your Hands!

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Your vote counts, and you hold the power of that vote in your hands!

As a life coach, I strongly believe in the power and importance of everyone's voice. There are people who feel as though they are not heard by their families, co-workers, employers. Just as it is time to stand up and be heard politically, I want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to find your voice. Everything goes back to communication...if you have your voice and the know how to communicate those thoughts and feelings in away to be understood, then our so much conflict would be resolved in our world.

This is a simple but important lesson!

The 19th Amendment narrowly passed Congress in 1918 by one vote in the House and one vote in the Senate. If one person had changed his mind, women wouldn't have received the right to vote. None of the women in this reading this article would be able to vote. And once the 19th Amendment had passed both House and Senate by a single vote, it required the ratification of two thirds of the State Legislatures. It was a long hard battle, particularly in the southern states, but after a two year struggle, it all came down to Tennessee, the last state to vote on ratification. Lawmakers at the time thought Tennessee would all but certainly vote against the amendment. The vote was closer than anyone had imagined and ultimately the entire notion of women's suffrage turned on the single vote of one representative from Eastern Tennessee who changed his vote because his mother insisted that she had earned the right to vote.

While more and more people are registered to vote, voter turnout has steadily dropped in recent elections. Almost 50% of eligible voters do not vote for president and the numbers are significantly lower for State and Local races.

Why vote?

Well there are many answers to that question, but deep down I believe that it is important to to stand and be counted. There is something about being inspired to dream of a better world and, even more, there is something to believe that we ourselves can play a part in the building of that world through our actions. Yes we are patriotic and we have good reasons to be so.As a life coach, I strongly believe in the power and importance of everyone's voice. There are people who chose not to be heard. We are truly blessed to live in this land of liberty and it is more than a mere civic duty to stand and be counted on election day, it is a recognition of that blessing, which calls us to cherish our role in charting our nation's future. One vote counts, and you hold the power of that vote in your hands.

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Janie Behr is a qualified life coach specializing in helping people find their purpose, achieve their goals, and explore all the possibilities that life has to offer. She is available for private individual coaching, group coaching and public speaking engagements. She runs frequent teleseminars dedicated to helping people find and live their most positive lives! For more information please visit http://www.jblifecoach.com

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This article was published on 2010/04/04
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