Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
Happy Election Day! This is an extremely important election and as Social Workers we should all be keenly aware of what is at stake if Mitt Romney is elected. We will be facing extreme cuts to an already strained welfare system, a potential repeal of the Affordability Care Act, Roe V Wade would be in more jeopardy than it already is, and you don’t even want to think about the threat to social justice advancements (women’s rights and GLBT rights would be rolled back into the 1950s).
This is why it is so important to get out and vote. Even if you are looking at seven hour-long lines in states like Florida you need to tough it out and vote. Rachel Maddow did a bit at the end of her show tonight on preparing for election day poll lines. If you vote in one of these states bring a folding chair, pack snacks and water bottles; but no matter what do not relinquish your right to cast you ballot.
Furthermore, if you live in NY Congressional District 1 vote for Congressman Tim Bishop (D). Randy Altschuler is just Mitt Romney lite. He made millions of dollars by advising companies to outsource jobs and would be a disaster for Long Island families.
Where to Vote: Voting Locations for Election 2012
What Time Do Polls Close? 2012 Poll Closing Times By State