This post will be updated regularly with reasons why it is so important to get out and vote this coming November.
Voting is important not only for yourself, but for all those who may suffer even more if the Republicans keep control of the House, and, Heaven forbid, gain control of the Senate!
We have seen what they’ll do if we let them! So, don’t, – for the sake of our country!
Republican track record a disaster!
After letting the predictable and preventable terror attacks on 9/11/2001 happen, Republicans lied us into unnecessary wars, with disastrous results.
Then they tried to lie us out of necessary affordable health care for all, obstructed attempts at job creation and projects aimed at getting the economy going again after the failurs of the Bush administration.
Now they are suing the president and threatening impeachment, – for going on his own, doing the job they refused to do.
What a track record! Still any voters out there who don’t understand we’ll get more of the same if Republicans are given the chance? So go out and vote in November to prevent them from doing even greater damage than they have already done!
Wonder if it would be the end of GOP if Republican voters were better informed, if Republicans stopped lying both about themselves and the Democrats, and if voters were not prevented from voting through restrictions and manipulation.
Don’t hide – get out and vote
Will Democrats hibernate this November and complain later? Midterm elections might not be sexy or hold the prestige of presidential elections, but their congressional outcomes have the power to undo years of progress. I can think of millions of people who can’t afford to hibernate this November: those who now have health insurance. Depending on the outcome of this election, many could be at risk of losing their insurance, along with women who want equal pay and want to keep their right to make personal life choices, immigrants who want reform, underserved minorities who are caught on minimum-wage treadmills, young people who want affordable degrees and gender equality, and seniors who depend and count on Social Security. Voting is the new sexy in November. Let it be you who votes, not complains in December.
Betty Lucas, San Francisco
(San Francisco Chronicle, May 2, 2014)