Local mother teaches importance of voting to her children

By WEEK Producer

November 6, 2012 Updated Nov 7, 2012 at 12:28 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Most people know Election Day is about doing their civic duty as citizens, and one local mother is making sure she is passing on that responsibility to her children.

Peoria resident Nancy Queen is checking off the boxes and casting her 2012 ballot.

While her children aren't old enough yet to vote, she's showing them what the democratic process is all about and why being able to vote is a privilege.

"They are going to be the ones running our country, and if they don't understand the importance of coming out, casting their vote, that's why I don't like online things, because I really think you need to come out and physically do it on the day that they say to do it, and so I just think it's important that they realize that our vote does matter," said Queen.

Queen adds that she homeschools her children, which she says makes it even more important that her children are exposed to the democratic process.

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