One of the most cherished moments in my life was becoming a U.S. citizen. It took over 10 years to pass through all the legal hurdles, but it finally happened just weeks before my 18th birthday. Had I turned 18, I would have had to start all over again since I was no longer a minor.
It was an exciting moment to finally become an American. Because of that, I don’t take voting lightly. I vote in every election because every vote does count. Even if you’re in a state that’s red/blue and you vote contrary to that state’s color, VOTE. It’s not a wasted vote if you stand up for what you believe in.