vote or don’t – it’s your choice but it might not be for long

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

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/anthony/sbaaccount.html

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.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. PopeMistress
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 15:59:32

    Very interesting video about women suffer! Thanks for sharing with us. Already done share your post on my fb.

  2. PopeMistress
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 16:01:26

    Wow! Let you know about ASLKimber went thru so much suffer too! Look at our hero on her video link too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTHw8xcuk8U

  3. LChaim2007
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 16:42:06

    Wow very impression with this inspiration story of our rights to vote! Thank to that women who fought for us in past therefore we are successful because of them!

  4. handeyes
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 15:15:29

    Thanks for the comments

    those women rock – eh?

    saw aslkimber’s vlog – very sad it was necessary for her to leave but im glad she took the stand. We gotta let our conscience be our guides. Principle at Deaf ASL+English school in Utah also resigned from her post.

    We got brave Deaf women – we surely do. Its True. Deaf men rock too.

    peace

    patti

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