This blog began with the fiftieth anniversary of the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the express purpose of telling the stories of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things without regard for recognition or reward. It has evolved into lessons about governance and citizenship as well as stories about courage, compassion, and sacrifice. In May 2014, this blog begins to feature those who have little but persevere.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
1988, it [voter turnout] has fluctuated, from a low of 52.6% of eligible voters
(and 49.1% of voting age population) in 1996 to a high of 61% of eligible
voters in 2004, the highest level since 1968."
About half of the eligible voters decide outcomes that will
determine the nature of the Supreme Court, the collegiality of Congressmen and
women, the role that our nation will play in the world, and the social,
economic and physical health of our citizens. One of every two voters will vote
and determine our futures.
Look at the person standing on your right.
Now look left.
Think about your relatives.
Can you honestly say that you are just
fine, completely content to let those folks shape your future?
Then vote! Vote
November 6, 2012.
Vote with all the information and intelligence you can bring
Your life, your well-being, and the future of this nation
depend upon it. Vote!