Thank you Playthell Benjamin, for featuring my essay on the importance of voting. A message near & dear to my heart; the core of our democracy. Those who would restrict this right never sleep and neither should you. Vote! No matter what it takes. Barack the Vote!

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Afro-Americans attempting to vote in Alabama

Reflections of a Reformed Non-Voter

I get it. Up until I was in my late thirties, I could’ve given a shit about politics. As far as I was concerned all politicians were corrupt and could give a shit about me so it didn’t matter. I had my own life to live & taking the time to go to a polling place just to cast a useless ballot? I had far more important things to do.

It amazes me now when I think back on how certain I was of my position. Voting was a waste of time because I felt it didn’t make a difference.  So I understand. I’ve been your age. But I ask you for a few minutes to suspend this kind thinking and remember that you have not yet been mine. And only if you’re lucky will you get to…

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~ by katrinataylor44 on November 5, 2012.

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  1. […] I wrote my Open Letter to the Youngins Intending Not to Vote, I had no idea of the impact it would have on the 2012 Presidential […]

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