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It's 2020 People, Lets Rock The Vote

Millions of new voters made their voices heard for the first time. Now the stakes are even higher, and we are looking to you. Our county-our democracy- is counting on you.

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It's 2020 People, Lets Rock The Vote
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I recently had a conversation with a friend regarding the upcoming presidential election. What caught us off guard was the lack of initiative the Democrats are taking thus far to make sure to get everyone they can to register to vote. So, I started doing some research. It seems like Michele Obama is working on her second campaign "When We All Vote," to get voters registered with some very impressive headliners. In a video that I didn't know existed, Michelle Obama says,

"Millions of new voters made their voices heard for the first time. Now the stakes are even higher, and we are looking to you. Our county-our democracy- is counting on you."

Why is this not running on every social media site, online newspaper site, television station, movie theatre, restaurant menu boards, and billboards?

Did you know that Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting,"? Voting is one of the most painless processes any American goes through. It takes a few minutes of your time every few years and nobody, but your conscience, knows how or whom you voted for. Yet, many conclude that their vote does not count. However, they also might believe that the cigarette they light up as they tell someone they don't vote isn't that one that will give them cancer.

Registering in most states is an online process that is quick and free. In the state of Florida, anyone over the age of 18 can vote but a citizen can pre-register at age 16, at www.RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. However, there are several other ways to register, such as at the Florida driver's license office, when you renew your license online, the tax collector's office, or any voter registration office. The deadline to vote in an upcoming election is 29 days before the election.

Here are the deadlines for the upcoming year: Presidential Preference Primary Election: February 18; Primary Election: July 20; General Election: October 5.

So, is it time for the American people to take charge and start the conversation since the Democrats running for president are busy belittling each other over wine caves and billionaire donations? Many of us already know which candidate we are going to vote for during the primary. The problem is that we need to ensure that all Americans that can vote do just that.

As I recall in the last presidential election, many Democrats were unhappy with the candidate that was selected and either stayed home on election day or picked a candidate that put the current president in office. We cannot afford four more years of the representatives in DC spending a better part of their job debating the latest situation the elected president has put our nation in. However, each party has issues with the current administration. The situation our resident in the White House has placed on our men and women in the military is far from what his campaign promised.

It is important that every American does their part to start the conversation and take part in getting everyone not only registered but making sure on any of the next three elections days that they show up and cast their vote.

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