Vote! Yes, Yours Matters
"It made me feel powerful," said actress Tyne Daly. "Really important," added Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman. Both actors spoke in a recent TV ad featuring women recounting their "first time." But exercising your right to vote is not only an ego rush. Just ask the candidates in the five House contests that were too close to call 10 days after this year's election. Think it's a pain to register? The Web has taken away that excuse. Rock the Vote's site www.rockthevote.com) provides registration materials online. And enter a ZIP code at Project Vote Smart (vote-smart.org) to see your candidates' stances on issues.
This story appears in the December 25, 2006 print edition of U.S. News & World Report.