Be powerful -- vote!

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If you think you are powerless and your vote is worthless, think again.

Since 2008, more than 30 states have passed laws that can make it harder to cast a vote, especially if you are a person of color, a student, poor, elderly or disabled. These laws supposedly prevent voter fraud — though the Justice Department found just 26 cases of fraud in three years — but really create roadblocks to voting.

The mere existence of those restrictive laws proves that every vote is important and powerful. Those states wouldn’t have passed those laws if an individual’s constitutional right to vote, express his/her opinion, and change the political landscape didn’t frighten some politicians.

Corporations may have free speech rights — and money — but, as yet, they can’t vote. Only individuals have the power to make a difference in their lives and the lives of those around them by casting a ballot.

Be powerful. Make a difference. Be a voter.

Annie Capestany

Walla Walla

Comments

namvet60 1 year, 6 months ago

Ms. Capestany - are you a registered Socialist? If you are you are living in the wrong country! If not you should be with your rhetoric.

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pdywgn 1 year, 6 months ago

All while chopping the military voters off at the knees to give them time to vote by having the courts decide unfavorably towards not giving them extra time. What is a person of color? (To stupid to register)? A student! (Too stupid to register)? The poor! (Too stupid to register)? Elderly or disabled receive their ballot in the mail. Ms. Capestany, when you quote DOJ, would that be the same DOJ that killed a Border patrol Agent and sent guns to Mexico, has caused countless deaths in Mexico and continues to have Eric Holder in charge. The only thing you have proven is that the Dermocrats will do everything in their power to allow illegal Aliens and the dead to vote.

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