Voting is not a Trend

Vote because our democracy depends on it not because it’s the trendy thing to do.

Voting exists for us as citizens of this country to be able to exercise our right to voice our opinion and elect those that represent us best. But this right was not just handed to us. People fought for us to have this right. They were harassed, beat, and jailed. They fought because they wanted to be able voice their opinions and elect members that reflected their view.

I’m voting because representation matters. I do not believe that the government we have today represents me at all as a woman, 1st generation immigrant, mother, entrepreneur or a person of color.

I’m voting because the healthcare system in our country is broken. There are millions of people that need help and are living without any coverage.

I’m voting because women’s rights are at risk. My body is in the hands of people that don’t want me to have the right to choose or understand that sexual harassment is a real threat.

I’m voting because we need to make sure our criminal justice system treats everyone equally.

I’m voting because gun control reform has become a necessity and no one feels safe going anywhere.

I’m voting because I have two kids. Their futures and future generations futures depend on what we do TODAY.




Queens Born | Candidate for District 24 in @NYCCOUNCIL l Founder @FoodtoEat & @bikkyhq | BM @stonybrookalum | ❤️Married to @abhinavkapur4 | Mom 👶🏽👶🏽

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Deepti Sharma

Deepti Sharma

Queens Born | Candidate for District 24 in @NYCCOUNCIL l Founder @FoodtoEat & @bikkyhq | BM @stonybrookalum | ❤️Married to @abhinavkapur4 | Mom 👶🏽👶🏽

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