Today, I became a Democrat
by Max Friedman, Tue May 23, 2006 at 01:08:27 PM EDT
I'm a 17 year old high school senior in New Milford, CT, and today, I became a registered Democrat. One of the social studies teachers brings in the registrar of voters every spring, to make it easy for students to register. As they swore me in as a voter, I felt a great sense of pride and honor, knowing that this is what the nation was founded on, and I will strive to keep that dream alive. I saw hundreds of my fellow students wearing "I registered to Vote Today" stickers in the hallways, and I know, that if we choose to make our voices heard through the ballot box, we will be a force to reckon with.