Letter from Beverly

Letter to the Editor

As most of you know I have been a staunch supporter of Hazelle Rogers for over 20 years and I consider her a friend. She has decided to run for Broward County Commission District 9.  The state requires that to run for another office you must resign from your current office.  Mayor Rogers had a choice on what her effect day would be. #1. She could resign my November 7, 2022, and allow the citizen of Lauderdale lakes to vote on a new mayor of their choosing, or #2.  She could resign after November 8, 2022, allowing the remaining commissioners to select the next mayor, and by doing this they would be allowed to select a new commissioner.  Mrs. Rogers chose the second option thereby suppressing and denying the citizen of Lauderdale Lakes the right to choose their Mayor and Commissioner.

This Country has had a history of disenfranchising voters by restricting and denying certain people the right to vote.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think someone of African descent would show such disregard for our voting rights.  But that is just what Mayor Rogers has done.

Because of her decision,  I have decided that I cannot in good faith support her or anyone who would deny and suppress my vote.

Thank you Beverly Williams

The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument in a democratic society. We Must Use it.   John Lewis

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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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