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At its core, voting is about divvying up resources. Every day our tax dollars go into the government’s pot and then we rely on elected officials to determine where to spend that money.   

If we don’t vote people into office who have our best interest and advocate for initiatives that support our daily livelihood, then we can’t expect our tax dollars to be spent in our best interests. 

Being complacent and not voting is not an option; unless you simply concede to giving your hard-earned money away to people, programs and ideals that you do not support in everyday brass tacks. When you don’t vote, you inadvertently support those contrary issues with your money.

Voting isn’t often seen that clear, cut and dry. In 1961, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK)  issued Executive Order 10925, which included a provision that government contractors “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated fairly during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.” The intent of this executive order was to Read More:

By Aubry Stone - Special to California Black Media Partners

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