EDITORIAL NOTE: This blog post was written by our intern, Anne Richard
I grew up in an opinionated family where political activism and awareness were always highly encouraged. My parents’ shared love of politics brought them together (they met volunteering on a campaign), and they passed that passion on to me and my siblings. They explained what was on the news every night, taught us about the voting process and talked us through the key issues of every election. In my house, voting was not just a right, but an honor.