To my readers, lurkers, haters, contrarians, friends, family members,enemies and frienemies, Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my first official post on this blog as well as the founding of Black Sapience... My.02. What a difference a year makes! I'm going to do a post about what prompted me to start this blog, but with 3 weeks = 21 days = 509.25 hours left until ELECTION DAY, this post had to be done FIRST.
In at least 34 states and the District of Columbia, registered voters are eligible to participate in early voting or in-person or by mail absentee voting. Given the current political climate, in addition to the past 8 years, coupled with the controversies of the 2000 and 2004 elections, we MUST ensure that every eligible registered voter's voice is heard and their vote counted.
To complete this task and safeguard the integrity of our democratic republic, I am urging all of you who read this blog to VOTE early! My blog sister, Professor Tracey has already posted about this over at Aunt Jemima's Revenge and you can consider this the beginning of a campaign to get all people out to vote. Dozens of articles have been written confirming that many precincts will not be prepared to accommodate the anticipated crowds for this historic campaign. We cannot allow the GOP, conservatives, and others to disenfranchise us and silence us by suppressing our votes.
Voting isn't just a fundamental right; it is an obligatory responsibility and one that I take very seriously. Will you join me in securing the presidency for Barack Obama by Voting Early? Our time has come; let's accept the onus of affirming all that our ancestors died for to secure our right to be vocal and active participants in this democratic republic of ours!
VOTE EARLY TODAY or as soon as your state, county, city, or precinct begins. Some places will require you to list an excuse as to why you won't be able to be present during Tuesday, November 4th. You can be creative and still be honest. You can find more information about Early Voting here and here.
YES WE CAN!!!