Voice & vote

As an expat, who is many years from citizenship and the right to vote, I’m reminded of the great honor and privilege it is to be able to cast a vote in a free and fair election.

I’m reminded of the many countries in which this continues to be a reality which is far from home. Of the countless people who have lost, and are loosing their lives, for the right to choose their political leaders.

To my U.S. friends: your vote is your voice! Despite all that has been said and done, pleasant and unpleasant, fair and unfair, just and unjust in this election cycle, please do not give up on the process, please do not give up your voice. 

Please vote on behalf of all those who cannot vote, for all those throughout the world persecuted and killed because they dare to do so. And please vote for peace, for hope, for freedom, for love, and for justice for all this coming election day.

Published by Christopher Golding

Australian ex-pat, vegan priest, spouse, and parent of two | School Chaplain of Seabury Hall, Maui, Hawai'i (All opinions my own)

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