Happy Birthday to Me. Happy Voting Day to You.

I still can’t believe it, but my 95th birthday is right around the corner. No need for cards or calls. What’d I’d really like you to do on my birthday is this: Vote.

Yep, my big day falls on November 8th.

Don’t just focus on the national election—make sure you know where your local legislative candidates stand! They are the ones who vote on things that matter to Minnesota, including senior care reform.

What is senior care reform? It’s what’s going to prepare the land of 10,000 lakes to be the land of 1,000,000 seniors. You heard me right—pretty soon here, one-quarter of our state’s adult population will be age 65 and older. Isn’t that something?

So drive, walk or walker to the polls—or vote in advance by signing up for a ballot to be mailed to you. You’ll make a difference for everyone—even us old people.

If you are feeling energetic, send a note to your candidates about the importance of supporting efforts to ensure all Minnesota seniors can get the care they need when they need it.

Even if you don’t give a whit about seniors, consider this: Voting is a privilege. There are so many people who aren’t allowed to voice their opinion across our great big world. This goes doubly for the dames. You realize, it was less than 100 years ago when women were first allowed to vote. So go vote and celebrate this right royally.

This year, vote not just because it’s a good thing to do. Not just because you can make a positive impact on seniors across Minnesota. Not just because it’s a privilege. Vote because it’s your birthday present to me.

I won’t refuse birthday wishes either! Feel free to leave a comment below!!

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Me. Happy Voting Day to You.

  1. Knowing November 8th is your birthday is just one more reason I will be voting on that day. I will officially become one of Minnesota’s seniors next week. My hope is to be just as vibrant and inspirational as you are In 30 years when I turn 95. You are one incredible woman, Aunt Helen!

  2. Thank you Helen! I will share your story as November 8 is my birthday as well. I’ll be turning 38. I’ve always been called the election baby in my family. My mother has also been a big influence of why it is so important to vote. I teach this to my daughter, now. Cheer to us! I hope you have a lovely birthday!

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