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Election 2012…Will You Count?

It’s Me!



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This will probably be my shortest blog to date,  but definitely one of my most important.  As Election 2012 grinds away, a lot of the political process has been called to task.  Voter suppression has been implemented in a lot of states and college students will probably be one the largest groups affected by new voting laws implemented across the nation.

Did you know that it was because of the 15th Amendment to our Constitution that African American men primarily, and others, obtained the right to vote, in 1870? That was 142 years ago!

Did you know that women obtained the right to vote because of the 19th Amendment in August of 1920? That was 92 years ago!

Did you know the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which forbade discriminatory practices in voting, was passed after many arduous years of struggle by fierce leaders and people entrenched in a complete understanding of their civic duties and responsibilities? That was 47 years ago!  (http://www.congresslink.org/print_basics_histmats_votingrights_contents.html)

Did you know the 26th Amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1971? That was 41 years ago!

As Election 2012 is a mere 187 days away, it is imperative that you know what your voting rights and requirements are.  Don’t kill your voice by not voting.  Whether you’re a life-long voter, student or even a convicted felon–know your voting rights!  Meet the deadlines.  All you have to do is to click on the links The PoliDay Report has provided, make a calender to place on your refrigerator, bedroom wall or the door to your house to remind you that National Election Day will be November 6th, 2012.  Get your university, churches, mosques, temples, and communities involved.  When the votes are finally counted, make sure that you are one of the numbers in the final tally.

See you at the polls on Election Day 2012!

Go to http://www.naacp.org to register to vote via their “This is My Vote” initiative.

For more information about voting requirements go to: http://www.barackobama.com or http://www.canivote.org

For a complete list of all of the constitutional amendments go to: http://www.house.gov/house/Constitution/Amend.html


  1. Justin Case says:

    Don’t get all caught up in the hype about Pres. Obama voicing what may be an unpopular opinion. His support of same sex marriage isn’t the only issue where I disagree with him, but I disagree with Willard Romney on practically everything!! He likes to fires people!! What a terrible comment for him to make, particularly in this Republican-initiated economy downturn!

    Vote for the person who has at least most of your interests at heart. For some, that may mean registered Republicans will be voting for Pres. Obama, because his policies are more supportive of middle-income Americans and not so much so for that upper 1% income bracket. They have their own “safety net” that Romney mentioned but applied to the lower income Americans. He’s not worried about them (his own words).

    • Zakiyyah Ali says:

      Dear Justin Case,
      Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. I appreciate your comment and would like to echo your sentiments about voters electing the person they feel best suit their needs; informed citizens truly make the most accountable and best voters. Please encourage your friends to read this blog so that they can be cognizant of voting changes and deadlines. Keep visiting The PoliDayReport!

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