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SPREAD THE VOTE




SPREAD THE VOTE



Spread The Vote is a nonpartisan 501c3 nonprofit. They help to obtain government-issued photo IDs for eligible voters. They are building a scaleable and sustainable way to help voters get the IDs they need for job, housing, voting, and more 365 days a year PLUS election day. Their mission is simple Ė to help every single American, no matter their background or party affiliation, obtain the identification they need to participate in our democracy. They work directly in states with ID laws to help voters through every phase of the process. If you canít afford the paperwork, they will pay it for you. If you donít have a car or canít afford gas right now, they will drive you to the DMV. If your stateís law is confusing, their experts will walk you through every phase of the process. Their focus is not on advocating for change in the laws, nor are they helping voters circumvent them. They simply want to make it as easy as possible for Americans to follow the laws. They believe voting is the sacred right of every American, and every American should be able to exercise it. Please read the information on their website to learn more about this valuable organization.


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Almost 50 years ago, I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the right to vote. I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us. You must get out there and push and pull and make America what America should be for all of us. We must say to the Congress, Fix the Voting Rights Act! Rep. John Lewis

My father once told me that American democracy is a peopleís democracy at heart, and that it therefore can be as great as the American people, or as fallible. It depends on all of us. But our system is more fragile than we know. To sustain it, we must always cherish the ideals on which it was founded, remain vigilant against the dark forces that threaten it, and actively engage in the process of making it work. George Takei

Real men vote because not bothering to vote reveals a kind of moral lethargy, an unforgivable passivity, and an adolescent nihilism. Tony Parsons

Those who seek to suppress voting today are either ignorant of the history or are, as I suspect is more often the case, malevolently choosing to ignore it. To suppress the vote is to make a mockery of democracy. And those who do so are essentially acknowledging that their policies are unpopular. If you can't convince a majority of voters that your ideas are worthy, you try to limit the pool of voters. This reveals a certain irony: Many who are most vocal in championing a free, open, and dynamic economy are the same political factions that suppress these principles when it comes to the currency of ideas. Dan Rather, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

There's no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter.
President Barack Obama


WHAT HAPPENED
TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?

Former President Barack Obama returned to the spotlight on 09-07-18 and delivered an aggressive rebuke to Trump and the Republican Party. President Obama gave the speech at the University of Illinois where he received an award for ethics in government. This was his second major address after remaining silent since leaving the White House. President Obama said Trump capitalized on resentment and upheaval in the country, and he reserved his harshest words for congressional Republicans, whom he said were "abdicating their responsibilities" by failing to check Trump.

Part of the Speech: The greatest threat to American democracy is not Donald Trump, Republicans in Congress, the Koch brothers, too much compromise from Democrats, or Russian hacking ó the greatest threat to American democracy is cynicism that keeps Americans from participating in the democratic process. As a fellow citizen, not as an ex-president but as a citizen, I'm here to deliver a simple message, and that is that you need to vote because our democracy depends on it. Just a glance at recent headlines should tell you that this moment really is different. The stakes really are higher. The consequences of any of us sitting on the sidelines are more dire. President Barack Obama



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