Happy Voter Registration Day & Week!
This is Voter Registration Day. Hard won voting rights have been under attack throughout the country. In the past few years, twenty-two (22 ) states have passed new laws restricting the right to vote and changing voter registration rules.
With that being said, even if you have registered vote you should check that you and the people most important to you are prepared to vote this year. Have you moved since last Election Day? Make sure you are registered to vote at your new address. Maybe your friends have moved recently and need to update their voting information.
This is National Voter Registration Week – get informed, get organized, get registered, get everyone you know registered. And then VOTE on November 6th. Take action that can and will change the future. If you are not already registered, get registered to vote. Seize the opportunity to cast your vote.
As was aptly stated by President Johnson when discussing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”
On election day, vote take a friend with you. Your vote can be decisive, stand up, speak out, be heard— cast your vote!
Let freedom ring in 2014.
Sources: Wikipedia.Children’s Defense Fund
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