voting

I voted in the auditorium that had doubled as our cafeteria

Then I walked to the Metro station through my suburb to what my mother always ironically referred to as its “beating, pulsing heart."

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Atlanta

Freedom has an asterisk the size of America.

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Election Day: Communist Poland

The ballot didn’t fit, because my hands shook uncontrollably.

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London

I tell my students that they are lucky to be living through a period of such exciting democratic activity.

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2008

When voters or fellow organizers were rude or mean we’d murmur to one another: “No Drama... Obama.”

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Voting often, in Lithuania

Because I was renting and didn't own property, I had to register myself as homeless.

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New York/Malaysia

"I think we just might do it," I texted a friend.

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Near Chicago

Nothing in my media diet/data suggests I’d even consider voting Republican, despite both my parents’ preferences.

Vote Aquí: A Brief History of Bilingual Voting

I didn't know it was a fight to get voting materials published in languages other than English.