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2022 Midterms - Get out the Vote

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In 1776 a new nation was born, with the words: “All men are created equal.” When it came to voting, that was not always the case. 1870 the 15th Amendment was ratified giving Black Men the right to vote… sorta. In 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified and women's suffrage was complete, and women had the right to vote. Various other struggles to vote still existed even after these amendments. Poll taxes and literacy taxes among other inequitable laws kept our ancestors from a right we take entirely for granted. It was not until 1965 when President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act that things started to change.

Democracy and the Republic are decided by you, the voters. By Voting, citizens are participating in the democratic process. You have the opportunity to vote for a leader to represent your beliefs and ideas, someone to support your interests.

Without voting, where would we be? Would we be controlled by the highest bidder? Dictators? Fascists? Kings and Queens? We have gone through so much to have equal opportunity voting and it still is not perfect. But, We the People have the ability to preserve our rights by voting. Rarely are problems pointed to one problem… it’s a system, of interlinking parts. Don’t like the status quo? Vote. Like how it is? Vote. Our ancestors have worked hard to get where we are. Do not throw it away. Vote.

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