We all have our reasons to vote — and each and every one is valid. The stream of "I'm voting because" tweets is a great way to gauge how the country is feeling this Election Day; everyone seems to have their own reason for heading down to the polling place. When you look at these tweets, though, you'll see that your vote isn't just for yourself. You're making a decision about how you want the country to look for everyone who lives in it. When you vote, you're supporting everyone else's reasons in addition to your own.
In that way, Twitter is fulfilling the ideal role of a social media site in connecting people from all over the country (and all over the world, if you count military and overseas voters!) as they all go out to choose the country's next president. Whether you somehow still need inspiration to vote, if you want to see reasoning from both sides, if you want to feel good about the vote you already cast, or you're just curious to see what's bringing people out to the polls, it's definitely worth having a look. Here's a list of 21 of the funniest, most touching, and just all around best reasons that people are rocking the vote today.
1. For Our Country's Daughters
Let's send a collective hug to all of the parents thinking this way.
2. For Equal Rights
This is a particularly compelling one.
3. For Common Decency
Because the thought of Trump in the White House just doesn't compute.
4. For Hope Over Hate
The real continuation of Obama's legacy.
5. For Getting Money Out Of Politics
Bernie is definitely a good person to trust on this subject.
6. For The Country We All Love
The basis of love is care — and voting shows that you care.
7. For The Sacrifices People Have Made For Our Rights
These things didn't come easily.
8. For A Huge Step Forward
Women everywhere have waited a long, long time for this moment.
9. For A Country That Doesn't Support Sexual Predators
These are not the sorts of people who should govern the country.
10. For My Democratic Responsibility
Don't be fooled by anyone who says that your vote doesn't count.
11. For A Candidate Really Capable Of Running The Country
All those years in government have prepared Clinton extraordinarily well — no matter what Trump says.
12. For A Candidate Other Presidents Support
Overtly, or tacitly.
13. For Public Safety
Such an important issue, even among all of the other important issues.
14. For Everyone Who's Gotten Us Here
It hasn't been an easy road, and we're still traveling it.
15. For Trump To Return To His Roots
After a presidential campaign, reality TV should be a relief, right?
16. For True Gender Equality
But getting equal pay will be a huge step in the right direction.
17. For Your Family
We've all been there.
18. For The Chance To Be A Hero
I'll take Wonder Woman.
19. For Your Budget
Moving abroad is expensive.
20. For Laughter's Sake
Seriously though, it's creepy.
21. For ... All The Reasons
What else needs to be said?
Head to Twitter and add your own reason if you didn't see it here . And fly your voter flag high — you supported the American democracy today, and that's always something to be proud of.