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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I don’t care what anyone says: though politics may be corrupted by big money, full of egotistical grandstanders, or stuck in a gridlock, voting is important. The idea that, no matter how much or little money a person has, no one has more than one vote, is just so extraordinarily powerful. In an age of such great turmoil, voting affirms our individual importance, the relevance of our choices, and our personal responsibility. I say everyone should vote, if just to tell those who want to retain their political positions, “Serve people, not yourselves, or you will lose your many privileges, your great prestige, and your power, too.” Please go and vote. Please.

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