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The power of the first vote

by Jodie EvansWomen's Media Center
November 7th, 2008

"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