It’s About that Time…

I haven’t blogged in awhile, not for lack of not wanting to.  I’ve just been doing some self-reflection, soul searching, and taking care of other people.

I came out of my hibernation to implore you all to vote tomorrow, if you have not already early voted.  To women and minorities, it’s been less than 100 years since we’ve had the right to vote in this country.  So there’s no reason WHY you should not vote.  People marched, protested, and others died to have this basic human liberty given to us that some people take for granted.   Don’t think your voice doesn’t matter and that your vote doesn’t count.  I can assure you it does.

As important as the presidential election is, your local elections are even MORE important.  The people that get elected to your local offices are the ones that decide how local money is spent regarding education, transportation, and some even decide state laws.

You have less than 24 hours to become an informed and educated voter.  Use your time wisely.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern Girl…in the city!

Civil Engagement- DC Special Election

The District of Columbia is one week away from our Special Election.   Vacancies are currently open for DC At-Large Council Member, Ward 4 Member of the State Board of Education, and Ward 8 Member of the State Board of Education. 

Voters are not quick to come out to vote in special elections.  I wonder why that is???  It’s important that we ALL vote when there is an election.  Despite the fact that our ancestors fought for the right for everyone to vote, our need to vote goes beyond that.  These people will be responsible for how city government is ran and for the education of our children.  We’re so quick to complain and make note of things that are wrong, yet we don’t vote.  This is a great time to start voting if you’ve never voted before. 

All DC residents can vote for At-Large Council Member, but only residents in Ward 4 can vote for their open seat on the State Board of Education, and the same holds true for residents of Ward 8.  Make sure your voice is heard!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

*To take a look at the candidates and to find out the important dates regarding elections, visit the DC Board of Elections and Ethics site here.