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The power of the VOTE matters!

The power of the VOTE matters!

By Maureen S. Bethel

A Visionary Citizen with a Plan

“What the people want today is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.”             

    -The Honorable Barbara Jordan

     “Let us move in these powerful days; these days of challenge, to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make and keep a better nation.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      These dynamics words expressed by prominent American leaders have inspired, motivated and empowered me beyond expectations to pen this message that expresses the reality and ultimate need for everyone who is eligible to vote, to move forward with expediency and due diligence for active citizenship as they move to the polls and vote with dignity and pride as you elevate the power of the VOTE.

It’s an awesome experience to recall the vivid history of voting In America and the trials and struggles that our ancestors had to witness and endure in order-to gain an appreciation for the voting privileges and the powerful contributions that each vote brought power and significant changes for our beloved America and the communities throughout its territory.

It was only 6l years ago on August 6, 1965 when the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyn-don B. Johnson. This law removed barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their honorable and privilege right to vote.

We need to keep this history alive and hopeful as proud citizens of the United States of America.

Therefore, as we consider our future after November 8, it becomes imperative to put all reservations and hesitation aside and move expediently past whatever boundaries that kept you confused or baffled about spending the time and efforts to VOTE, There have been lack of Interest, great hesitancy and unrelenting concern about moving ahead to make our individual VOTE count before the appointed deadline. Presently, that deadline is too close to call with less than a month to put forth all efforts and endeavors to prioritize voting programs that will empower, identify, register, motivate and mobilize unclaimed or under claimed voters throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties to VOTE for the BEST candidates whose programs, projections and solutions that will lead to success at the local, state and national levels. There’s a very serious need that is being emphasized to only VOTE for those candidates who will be totally worthy of your powerful VOTE.

It was Thomas Jefferson who said: “Never put off tomorrow what you Can do today to make a difference I” Truly, it’s time for all of us to become powerfully active as a dynamic T.E.A.M. where “Together Everyone Achieves Morel” Efforts and actions are more than needed to strategize and implement priorities that will be challenging and successful for the 2016 VOTE. Please don’t hesitate to become involved another moment as a mobilized TEAM because the 2016 campaign lines have been clearly drawn up with radical and disgusting priorities that aren’t advantageous for us as a race.

Seemingly the emphasis has been placed on the “out of touch” agendas and values. More than ever, your VOTE is extremely needed to conquer such programming that will benefit you, me, your family or our communities.

Again, I want to emphasize that your insight, support and commitment are needed to build essential success for those candidates who are ready to make a significant difference with skillful acumen, unbiased work ethics, decency, fortitude and progressive leadership for the citizenry of ALL Americans.

Remember, there have been noted great unpredictability, much stress, unrest, disgust and a lack of decency and respect at stake. There are also numerous voters who are still undecided and have even voiced their concern about not voting. This is very scary, because in some past elections, it was noted” that every VOTE really counts and makes a difference, especially in some cases regarding whether victory or defeat will be determined by a “razor-thin” margin.

Again, let it be emphasized and highlighted that we’re moving into the final countdown weeks before the November 8, election date. We must do everything possible and legally sound from this time forward so that .Q.Q grave mistakes are noted after the results are counted. It’s a bewildering, challenging and serious time in America if you’re 3 REAL dedicated and visionary American voters. In support of diversity, citizenship solidarity and efforts that are being executed to achieve the American dreams, visions, goals, mission for peace and principles, you are encouraged to keep America, the home of the free and brave with liberty and justice for all Let the power of the VOTE MATTER by following through with these impacted concerns and actions:

*Mobilize voters to utilize “Early Voting” procedures so that nothing will be left to chance because of work schedules, Inclement and undetermined weather conditions, illnesses, emergencies, timing and last minute mishaps. LET YOUR VOTE BE ACCOUNTABLE!

* Elect those candidates who have truly “walked the walk and talked the talk” about programs and solutions that demonstrate their true advocacy for pressing needs related to conquering adequate pay and income for all citizens in their chosen career areas, gun control and violence regulations, affordable healthcare for all citizens, fight for racial injustices, protection for the United States Constitution, safe guards for the U. S. National Security against all enemies, foreign and domestic; and finally will prevent America from being transformed to a critical status where security and citizenship will be threatened to an atrocious status.

*Defend and support the leadership gains that have been made or will be introduced further to move America at large and our communities forward with issues of equality and opportunities for all citizens.

*Finally, ascertain that your selected choices for elected candidates are very clear, definite, unbiased, fair, decent and REAL! Make Your Vote Count-it’s real, powerful, highly significant and needed!

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    Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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