Today is “Super Tuesday” here in Massachusetts. Basically, a bunch of states run elections for the primaries to see who ultimately will get to run for a election, including the upcoming presidential election.
Every Thanksgiving, I celebrate with my sister-in-law, and her parents, who immigrated to United States from Russia in the 1990s. Whenever we give thanks at the dinner table, they always talk about how happy and privileged they are to live in the United States, where they can be free to be who they are and vote. Since I met them in 2003, I always think of them every time I go to vote. I also think about all the countries where women do not have the same freedoms as men, and about my own country and how I could’ve lived in a time where I didn’t have the right to vote.
Proud to be an American.