Today is election day folks. i know some folks dont bother with local or state voting and some dont even bother with national but ya should cuz the right to vote was a hard won one – especially for African-Americans and women so it aint something we should neglect. And especially at a time when there is such a huge disparity between the have-a-lotta (ie the 1%) and the have-a-little to none folks (ie the 99%)
A riot is the language of the unheard. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We dont need no riots folks. Yes, i read about some of the bad boys and girls in Oakland but by and large ya know folks have been VERY peaceful and civil.
We vote as an act of faith in democracy and progress and to exercise one of our basic inalienable rights. Many folks never thought they would see an African-American in the white house in their lifetime but they voted on good faith that it was possible and they voted on the hope that it was doable and here we have President Barack Obama and next November will be another presidential election.
The country is in turmoil – two major wars that have left nothing but trouble and economic ruins in their wake have worn us thin. Bankruptcies, bailouts, backroom bargains have left us cynical, jaded, and disenfranchised. Unemployment soaring while CEOs keep scoring. Folks are saying enuf is enuf with their feet in Occupy Together movements from sea to shining sea.
vote folks – its the least u can do
See clips from the film Iron Jawed Angels – that shows just how hard women fought for the right to vote
An account of Susan B. Anthony’s voting in Rochester, NY before women suffrage had been granted and the subsequent trial. Scroll down to all Susan B’s pow pow points to the judge
Vlog in ASL from last nov explaining about Alice Paul and Lucy Burns and their civil disobedience and hunger strike in advocating for women suffrage rights.