"Lethargy [is] the forerunner of death to the public liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
It is more than our right, it is our responsibility to vote; yes, even in midterm elections.
As anyone knows who has even casually been reading, watching, or listening to the news in past weeks, every vote will matter Tuesday, November 7. Control of the U.S. House of Representatives - possibly the Senate as well - is hanging in the balance between Republicans and Democrats.
How you vote is, of course, entirely your own business. But please, please, please get informed and get to the polls.
To that end, I offer a few thoughts:
The AIA has a Web site that is extremely easy to use and geared specifically to your interests: ArchitectsVote.org. You will find links to information on federal and state elections specific to you, including candidates' Web sites (which are a lot more informative than the signs that are probably popping up all over the roads and yards in your neighborhood).
One last word, and I'll get down off the soap box: Encourage everyone you know to vote, too. Offer your employees extra time off, if you have that kind of pull. If you answer to someone else, ask. Either way, plan now on getting to your polling place. Make the commitment and JUST DO IT.
What do you think?