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Woman stops to vote on the way to give birth

Claire Zulkey wonders when she'll ever get used to the idea that she has two boys. She is the author of two books for young people, An Off Year and Best Frenemies. She and her filmmaker husband live in Evanston, IL. You can find out more...

This woman voted even though she was literally on her way to give birth

Just in case you were going to let some silly excuse like lines or the weather stop you from voting, look to Colorado resident and brand-spankin’-new mom Soshy Adelstein for inspiration.

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On Nov. 4, after going into labor, the holistic health coach, along with her husband, popped by the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to vote early real quick before heading to her final destination: the hospital. About 14 hours later, the couple’s daughter Bella Rose Brandel was born.

The couple told the Huffington Post that voting on the way to the hospital was a no-brainer. “Considering the gravity of this election, and how much we disagree with everything Donald Trump represents, it wasn’t a question to go vote. It was a priority,” said Adelstein’s husband Max Brandel.

If Adelstein and Brandel can do it, so can you. Get out and vote today — for kids like Bella Rose, for our grandkids, for everyone. If you need a little extra help, check in with your local YMCA, which is offering child care for parents who need it in order to vote.

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