I LOVE elections day. Sometimes my tiny vote in the sea of thousands of others feels so insignificant, but then I remember that all the campaign spending in the world doesn’t press the buttons at the polls– the voters do. Every election I bring Baby Beez to the polls. Mr. Beez usually does to. I want her to grow up as I did– letting your vote go unheard is not an option. It’s your right and your responsibility as a citizen– you VOTE.
Major judicial elections are happening today in Pennsylvania. The judiciary has more impact, day-to-day, on the average Pennsylvanian’s life than any of the other elected offices. A judge decides disputes, a judge hands down punishment for crimes, a judge decides where children live and with whom. It is critical that you educate yourself on this election and exercise your vote.
I was honored to serve as a member of the local bar association’s judiciary committee over the last three years, and in that row, I took a pledge not to participate in any campaign activities. I’m not going to tell you who I voted for, or who I think you should vote for. But I am going to tell you that the ratings of the ACBA Judiciary Committee are well-informed and thoughtfully reached. They are worthwhile to review before heading to your polling place.
Now get out and VOTE!!