Edward Pratt: Exercising your voting rights important | Ed Pratt

Is the weather bad today? Do you have shopping to do? Are you weary and want to just relax around the house today?

You know this is voting day, right? It’s very important that you go and vote. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. There has to be a polling place near you.

To my African-American friends, who are contemplating not going to the polls, it must be nice now to sit back pick and choose which elections are worth your time. The heroes of the past sacrificed everything to secure the right to vote. Too often, their courage is answered by excuses. “I’m tired.” “I don’t feel like my vote counts.” “I’ve got a lot of running around to do today.” “I’ve got Christmas shopping…

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