Democracy is arguably the ideal form of government. It requires the input of all, no matter your religion, race, age, sex, or economic standing. Historically, this has not always been the case. Women, poor laymen, minorities, and immigrants were barred from voting and participating in the democratic process.
Louisiana has a terrible history of violently stopping the voting rights of Black Americans. In fact, the deadliest massacre in Louisiana history was due to Black Americans using their voting rights.
Today, with virtually no threat of violence, we can vote for our family and community. It is important to follow in the footsteps of those who came before us, and use our voices for change and progress.
Voting is important because it impacts how our schools, roads, city infrastructure, and resources are handled. It is a way to build community, and to find mutual solutions to community problems.
Voting is the great equalizer that we all must protect as one, undivided community.
When you register to vote you are empowered because your voice matters, your vote counts, and most importantly, when you vote you are protecting yourselves and the needs of your communities. So, make a plan today to get out and vote. Make sure to encourage your family members and neighbors to make their voice heard.
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