Monday, September 13, 2010
I read in the Projo that an average of 10% of Rhode Islanders vote in the primaries. I'll confess, I've lived here almost 12 years, and the first primary I voted in was Barack and Hilary. Still, 10% is really low! Why is it extra important this year? Because for Providence, whoever wins the Democrat nomination for mayor, will pretty much be our next mayor. I'd guess the same is true for whoever replaces Patrick Kennedy. (Not my district, but all you East Siders, get to work!) As a woman, an election day does not go by that I don't remember all those women who fought hard for my right to vote (in corsets!). 90 years ago, their hard work paid off and I owe it to them. So go out and vote tomorrow!