ALABAMA WOMAN, AT 94, REFLECTS ON POLL TAXES, LITERACY TESTS AND NEW EFFORTS TO LIMIT VOTING

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BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

November 4, 2014 is the day to vote in the midterm elections.

I have had so many people tell me “Why should I vote?” “My vote does not count for anything.” No matter who is in office, they will do whatever they want to do.” Why vote? It’s a waste of time.”

To those people, I say what I have always said:

Your vote does count.

Your vote does matter.

When you vote, you send a message to city hall, county, state, and federal elected officials that you still care about the city, state, and nation you live in.

If you do not vote, you will have very little say in how you want this nation to be run.

Even if you vote, and your candidate loses, those elected to represent you must bow to the will of their constituents.

Go to these elected officials’ offices and let your presence be…

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