“Bad officials are elected by citizens who do not vote”
(George Jean Nathan)
November 3, 2020 is coming!
There is no stopping the calendar from flipping to this monumental date in our nation’s history. 11/3/2020 will be here sooner than you imagine. Not trying to scare you but this is a date you must be ready for. I will not tell you who and how to vote but vote you must.
With as much turmoil we have lived through in 2020, voting should seem like a regular activity. Not downplaying the risks involved with going to a polling location during a pandemic but voting must become a priority for all Americans. There is still time to request a mail in ballot if needed but make sure you plan to get out and vote.
58.1% of the voting-eligible population voted in 2016. You can see some citizens took the night off in November 2016 and simply did not vote.
Not here to condemn anyone but I never imagined the results from the 2016 presidential election would go the way they did. Shocked would be an understatement of how I felt the next morning when I woke up and discovered a reality PERSON (not star) was the new president. The disappointment I felt was numbing on that fateful day.
Now the pain I feel is a nation crumbling without credible leadership to help us get out of the pandemic, improve race relations, or become a world leader again. Maybe the new slogan should be: Make America a World Leader Again! That would be a fantastic start to getting this country back on a path where we are not being laughed at by other countries.
I digress a bit—forgive me!
There are 54 days left before the national election. There is still time for you to register to vote and while you are at it, please get your family and friends to register too. This would be an outstanding time to start a voting drive in your city or town. This can be done while maintaining physical distancing. We need people to get out and vote during this election cycle. Will not say who you should vote for but vote you must. Too many people have been beaten, threaten, bullied, and killed for the right to vote. This is our time to exercise our rights and vote for candidates to represent us all.
No more wishing for change in America, we must demand it. Voting provides an opportunity for your voice to be heard—do not be silenced this November. I do not want to be surprised again this cycle—thanks! 😊
Have you registered to vote yet? Who can you help with the registration process? What are you waiting on? Let’s rock the 2020 vote!
“The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violet tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it”.