The following is a guest post from Kate Carter, the wife of Jason Carter (grandson of President Jimmy Carter), who is the democratic candidate running for the office of Governor in the state of Georgia. As moms, we cannot be apathetic to the voting process. Whatever your political affiliation, it is your duty to be informed and cast a ballot accordingly.
I also reached out to the Republican candidate’s office to ask for a guest post from the First Lady of Georgia but have not heard back as of yet. Read what Kate says and then let me know what you think. Also, Kate wants to know too so don’t be afraid to tell her!
My name is Kate. I’m a teacher, journalist, mother of two young boys, and wife of Jason Carter, candidate for Governor here in Georgia. Last Monday, with my two sons in tow, I cast my ballot on the first day of early voting.
The chance to make my voice heard in an election never gets old, and voting for Jason for Governor was particularly gratifying. He is courageous, incredibly smart and respected on both sides of the aisle down at the state Capitol where he serves as a State Senator.
As a mother with two boys in the Atlanta Public School system, and a public school teacher myself, I’m concerned about the disinvestment in our schools these past few years. I’ve traveled around the state talking to parents and teachers and they tell me that class size, the way teachers are treated, and the quality of education our kids are getting are important issues to them.
Jason has a vision for our future where Georgia is at its best, not competing for the worst in education and unemployment.
I hope you will make some time in your busy schedule to read about Jason’s vision and visit the polls before Election Day to cast your ballot. It’s a great opportunity to show your kids democracy in action and involve them in issues affecting them.