"I voted for the first time one month after I turned 18 years old. I had volunteered with George McGovern's anti war campaign for six months and was completely inspired. Thirty-six years later, I still remember the
thrill of casting my vote. Even though we didn't win, the direction of
my life was changed forever, and I continue to live out of the desires
that fueled that vote. My life became a vehicle for all the ideals and
goals that awoke in me during the McGovern campaign, when peace and
justice became my guiding lights."
Women's Media Center: The power of the first vote