This picture is from the 2016 primaries when I voted with my baby. Sometimes logistics and scheduling make it so I have to go vote by myself, but I like to take my kids with me to vote whenever I can. I want to show them one of the things that we can do to impact change and I want them to learn that this is an important way that we use our voices. Please don’t be silent today!

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Some notes: It is legal in every state in the country to bring your minor children into the voting booth with you. Some states limit how many children you can bring and/or have stricter upper age limits. For example, in some states only children under age 15 can accompany you in the booth.  If you want to bring several children or your older teenager along, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to confirm your local laws. You can look up info for your state here: https://www.usa.gov/election-office