What can we do? Your Vote Matters
As we watch the nightly news and see yet another unarmed civilian killed without justification right before he can utter the words ”Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”, we ask ourselves “what can we do?”
As we hear homelessness and poverty discussed as nothing more than footnotes, or witness gentrification steal the souls of communities, or succumb to foreclosures capturing another struggling homeowner, we ask ourselves “what can we do?”
As we witness endless energy and millions of dollars spent to restrict voters’ rights and deliberate efforts made to ensure that the status quo is maintained, we ask ourselves “what can we do?”
As we are faced with the never-ending question as to why Johnny can’t read and watch underfunded or misdirected funds betray the educational systems in our communities, we ask ourselves “what can we do?”
As we seek to find justice in our courts but are sometimes met with imbalanced scales, we ask ourselves “what can we do?”
As we see a shortage of funds to build community centers, repair potholes, provide meals or programs for seniors, we ask ourselves “what can we do?”
As we struggle to pay medical bills or instead opt to self-diagnosis ourselves through google instead of proper medical care, we ask ourselves “what can we do?”
As we see wives, mothers, sisters, daughters screaming “No”, but others translate a No to a “maybe” or a “yes” or simply turn a deaf ear, forcing yet another invaded body into whispering the words Me too, we ask ourselves “what can we do?”
As we see multi-million even billion-dollar projects and massive development projects in our communities, but keep being overlooked for jobs, proper pay, or business opportunity, we ask ourselves ”what can we do?”
can we do?”
As Maya Angelou said, “If you’re not angry, you’re either a stone, or you’re too sick to be angry. You should be angry. ….. So use that anger, yes. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it.”
So “What can we do?” Empower ourselves with a four-letter word.
VOTE. November 6.
Election Reminder: General Election November 6, 2018. Check your poll site at https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/
Tips when headed to the polls on Nov. 6:
1. Although not required in NYS, if you have photo ID, bring it.
2. Take your polling information with you if you have it.
3. Remember it is still illegal in NYC to take a selfie in the voting booth.
4. If you are not in the polling book, ask for a Provisional Ballot
5. NYS Voters, remember to FLIP THE BALLOT. Here are the questions that will be on the reverse side of your ballot. https://flipyourballot.nyc/ballot-proposals/