I have often said that “timing is everything” and indeed that’s the case once again. Your front-page story on Wednesday showed a photo of Troup High School students preparing for an upcoming school performance. Their facial makeup reminded me of a historic picture from the 1965 march for equal voting rights in Selma, Ala. It features a young, black man with his face painted and the word “VOTE” boldly shown on his forehead. I don’t know the man’s thoughts on that day but I do imagine he wanted to demonstrate his willingness to use every ounce of his being to speak out for the right to vote.
As election day 2010 approaches, we must be willing to use every ounce of our being to shout out and let our voice be heard. We must get up, get out and get to the voting polls to cast our ballot.
If you have already participated in early voting or voted by absentee ballot, that’s great, but your work is not done. You must encourage others to get out and vote.
If you’re waiting for the awesome adventures of voting on election day, then Tuesday is your moment to shine. Let us use every ounce of our being to get out and exercise – exercise our right to vote.
Watch the campaign ads on TV. See the campaign signs at ever turn and hear the political attacks on every channel.
Let your vote be your voice. Let your voice be heard. Hope to see you all at the polls Tuesday.
Norma M. Tucker
Jones Street, LaGrange