Don’t boo, vote!
I loved that line from President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The vote is your voice and what you do with it matters.
Be aware of the fact that powerful forces are working to stop you from
using your voice.
If your vote didn’t matter the GOP would not be working so hard to silence you.
…a dozen states have approved new obstacles to voting. Kansas and Alabama now require would-be voters to provide proof of citizenship before registering. Florida and Texas made it harder for groups like the League of Women Voters to register new voters. Maine repealed Election Day voter registration, which had been on the books since 1973. Five states – Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia – cut short their early voting periods. Florida and Iowa barred all ex-felons from the polls, disenfranchising thousands of previously eligible voters. And six states controlled by Republican governors and legislatures – Alabama, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin – will require voters to produce a government-issued ID before casting ballots. More than 10 percent of U.S. citizens lack such identification, and the numbers are even higher among constituencies that traditionally lean Democratic – including 18 percent of young voters and 25 percent of African-Americans….
So don’t give in to the chorus of cynics who want you to believe that your vote doesn’t matter.
Don’t boo, vote,
Obama campaign poster found on the Internet Archive, source unknown.