Voting

 

Voting has nothing to do with getting hyped. It has to do with our quality of life or lack, thereof.

Connect the dots. Our environment, schools, jobs, businesses — all are powerfully affected by politics.

 

      Forget about the emotional appeals to honor those who were hosed, attacked and beaten. True and powerful but these appeals  no longer work.

Voting has to do with whether your post office is closed, job center is funded, and you hear about things while there is still time to respond.

Poor representation = suffering. Economic empowerment is crucial but it has to work with voting. If you don’t think so, look at how much money corporate America spends on lobbying, super PACS and campaign contributions.

Make yourself a committee of one.

Get registered.

Find the right polling place. Check it twice. Check it the night before.

Check out the new voting machines.

Read the instructions.

Then vote.

After you vote, pay it forward. Help get ex-con that nonviolent drug felony expunged so s/he can vote again.

Make sure the senior citizen down the street has a state issued i.d. then drive him or her to the polls.

For more info:

http://www.empowermentmovement.org/voters-registration-sites.html

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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2 Responses to Voting

  1. kcrownover says:

    Have you heard about what’s happening in Benton Harbor? It’s a really concerning situation.
    http://www.peoplestribune.org/PT.2011.06/PT.2011.06.12.shtml

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