Texas may have been late in knowing that slaves were free but they will NOT be the last to drop the racist rhetoric.
No more sitting on the sidelines. No more waiting on political parties to step up and work together. NOW is the time for us regular citizens to get educated about issues that impact our local communities, to register AND to actually vote. I’ll do my part. Will you?
In Texas, you must have a valid photo identification to vote. Qualified voters can get a FREE identification from the Department of Public Safety (DPS). For more information, click here. The next election is November 5th so if you are not already registered it is too late to participate (you must register at least 30 days before the election). However, you can still register now for the elections in March 2014.
There are many places to register to vote in Texas. Look up the most convenient place for you. Next, find out the upcoming election dates. Third, read up on the items being voted on. Your local newspaper, League of Women’s Voters, Secretary of State, or branch of the various political parties may have voter guides available as the elections get closer. If you’re unclear, ask a friend. Whatever you do, don’t sit out. Don’t stay on the sidelines as the future of Texas is being decided. Honestly, I’m not concerned if you’re Republican or Democrat. I just hope that we stop electing people who say hateful things about the poor, people of color, those of different beliefs and lifestyles, and who refuse to work as team players in our democracy. We can and MUST do better, no matter the political affiliation of those in office.
Join me in saying NOT IN MY STATE!