Voting is as important as tending to leaky pipes. If you don’t tend to a leaky pipe, you may a flooded basement. If you don’t tend to your government by voting, you may have flooded streets.
This was inspired in party by John W. Gardner’s statement:
“The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.”
and by Jackie Calmes “As Numbers Grow, Single Women Emerge as Political Powerhouse”, New York Times, 2014-07-02
Calmes points out that single women are more likely not to vote, especially in mid-term elections.
For more wonderful quotes by John W. Gardner, see http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_W._Gardner. I especially like his comment on taxes:
“Handing money back to the private sector in tax cuts and starving the public sector is a formula for producing richer and richer consumers in filthier and filthier communities. If we stick to that formula we shall end up in affluent misery.”