I often hear people saying that it doesn’t matter whether or not they vote; that their one vote doesn’t make a difference.  I remember having a similar conversation with my grandmother, mouthing off in that know-it-all way that 19 year-olds often have.  All these years later, I can still hear her telling me that she hadn’t missed voting in an election – any election – in 60 years.  That she wasn’t able to vote until she was 26 because women couldn’t vote nationally until 1920.  And that if I didn’t think voting mattered, then maybe I should ask for my tuition money back from the university because I obviously wasn’t learning anything.  (She did have a bit of vinegar in her!)

Whatever your political persuasion – left, right, center, none – remember that your vote matters.  And yes, Nana – I voted.