Get out there and vote

Every Vote Counts

Tomorrow is a pivotal day in American history, and while I certainly could write a whole article (or ten) on my viewpoints and why I think we need to vote Trump out ASAP, I’m going to hold off, for now.

Instead I just want to keep this post short(ish) and make one critical point that I think (hope) we can all agree on. No matter who you are voting for, tomorrow is your chance to let your voice be heard. If for any reason you think your vote doesn’t count, think again.

Never before has every single vote counted more. In 2016 critical states were decided by incredibly thin margins, and there’s no reason to think it won’t be the same this time around. As I made it pretty clear above, I don’t want another four years of Trump, I think he has been terrible for our country, and I am hoping to see America truly become great again under the leadership of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I cast my ballot last Tuesday at an official election dropbox in San Francisco and had confirmation that my vote was received and counted the next day.

All this being said, I want you to know that if you feel differently from me, I still respect you and wish you nothing but the best in your life. What matters the most to me is that you vote and let your voice be heard. We may not agree on the person, policies, etc. but what I do think what we can all agree on is that we are incredibly lucky to have the privilege to vote.

There’s no doubt that this is going to be an intense week in so many ways. What I truly hope, more than anything, is that no matter who wins, the other candidate accepts the results with grace, and as a country, Americans can grow closer together, not further apart.

I want to live in country where people respect each other, respect our Doctors, and respect our differences. I want to live in a country where people around the world feel welcome and excited to contribute together in making the world a better place. At the end of the day, traveling all over the world for 20+ years has taught me that we are all much more similar than we are different.

So here’s to a week that doesn’t live up to the hype, that celebrates the power of the people to vote and the harmony of a country ready to heal. And with that, get your ass out there and vote! 🗳

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