September’s SERVE focus will be on Voting. As United States citizens, we are coming upon a very significant Election season. The right to vote is the foundation of any democracy. The United Methodist Social Principals state that “the strength of a political system depends on the full and willing participation of its citizens”.
Participating in elections is one of the key freedoms of American life. Many people in countries around the world do not have the same freedom, nor did many Americans in centuries past. No matter what you believe or whom you support, it is important to exercise your rights.
During this month we will explore why it is important to vote and how you can serve not only by voting but by taking part in the political process.
Your family can have important conversations to include your children in this exciting process, and provide them valuable information that will impact our future. Here is a video to watch together, Voting for Kids -- Why Voting is Important.
On a personal note, I take my children with me to vote, so they have those memories and understand the importance at a young age. My kids are excited to have the day off school, but also it is our tradition to treat ourselves with a doughnut after voting.