Nov 05

Your vote COUNTS!



This is a newly-edited versionĀ of a post I write every single election day in Detroit. I never, EVER, miss an opportunity to vote.

The history of voter participation in elections in the City of Detroit is pitiful at best: usually only 15-20%. Maybe a little more during presidential elections, but not much.

You cannot complain about elected officials if you don’t even vote for anyone.

Many people are saying that since we have an emergency manager (who called Detroit pensioners and union members “dumb, fat, happy, and rich…) and will probably go through bankruptcy, there is no point in electing people who really won’t be able to govern.

However, those who are elected in the November general election will be the ones who will be dealing with Governor Snyder’s takeover of Detroit. They will also be the ones left to deal with all of the ramifications of the bankruptcy after Kevyn Orr leaves in about 18 months or so.

Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Republicans have already stolen your voice after last year’s elections. The only way to combat them and re-take our City back from the State is to exercise your right to vote.

If you don’t vote, your choice may not make it. If you don’t vote, you will give Snyder and the Republicans justification for trying even harder to just take things from you.

Your vote DOES count, especially at the local level.

Vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The polls are open from 7am to 8 pm.

Take your family, friends, and I.D. with you.