MAKERS Women's Ultimate Election 2016 Guide: 5 Things You Must Do (Besides Vote)
With just hours to go before the results are in, there are plenty of things you can do to help ease any stress you may be feeling. Here are some of our go-to tips and ideas to help you enjoy the next few days.
1. Watch the MAKERS exclusive "Women in Politics" documentary
See how far women have come in the political sphere by getting to know a variety of female politicians. From MAKERS like Madeleine Albright and Sandra Day O'Connor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Hillary Clinton, women have broken many glass ceilings in our country — and around the world.
2. Check out the MAKERS' exclusive election video
Highlighting Clinton's iconic speech from the UN's Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, this video encourages you to (if you're still on the fence) vote to #MAKERaBreaker by helping break the highest, hardest glass ceiling, once and for all.
3. Learn about the United States of America's history of voting rights
If nothing else stands out to you in this election, it's important to remember one thing — this is a historic moment for our country, particularly for women. For this reason, voting is more important than ever before. In fact, if saying #OurVoteCounts is not enough of a push for you, remember: there are women who have waited over 96 years for this moment — from before they even had the right to vote.
4. Educate yourself on all of the women running in election 2016
Though HRC is the woman currently taking over the headlines of newspapers and magazines and controlling television news, she is by no means the only one running in this election. See which women are running for local governments and other political positions in your area and state.
5. Promote open and honest dialogue
While this election has been very divisive, it is extremely important to have conversations with others, regardless of whether they are voting for the same candidate or not. Ask for their reasons and tell them your own. Express your thoughts, concerns, and hopes for the future. There beliefs may match your own and maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to help them make a decision — especially if they are on the fence and do not want to participate in the election. You know, sort of like this mother did. And don't forget to share your thoughts with us and on MAKERS.com using our MAKERS Stories app.
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