As soon as I turned 18, I filled out my voter registration form. To me, it was the most important thing that I could do at the time. I still couldn’t drink alcohol or go to bars, but dammit I could vote. I was an intern at the National headquarters of the NAACP, so I had participated in previous voter registration movements. Also, every Sunday after church, we offered people voter registration, right after my Pastor offered Christ. It was kind of a big deal to me.
So I think it’s pretty obvious that I was at my voting location bright and early. Sadly enough, no one else was. Two years ago, I stood in a very long line to vote for President Obama and this year, I was in and out in about two minutes. I am saddened that so many African-Americans and young people chose not to vote. When will we learn that as long as we choose not to vote, the real issues that we have will continue to be ignored.
Then I voted again…
I’m so proud. My bestie’s blog has been nominated for the Baltimore Sun’s Mobbie awards. Who you style like? or Istylelikeme.blogspot.com is a personal blog infused with fashion, culture, music, ME, our friends, and more fashion. It’s a really fun blog and she works hard to keep it consistent. So go vote for her.