When I look at the state of the world today and how there are so many senseless killings and division amongst all of us here who are Americans. I often get sad and have to sit back and think about our ancestors and the pain and turmoil that they endured and how if they were alive the disappointment they would have in us today.

So when I think about the power that we have as individuals to simply vote, I can't understand how anyone would not want to utilize this right. I know here in Lake Charles there are plenty of amendments that will need to be voted upon and plenty of candidates that you need to do your research for to see if they are qualified for the positions they are vying for.

It is very important to vote for every individual who has the right to do so. I remember the very first time I voted in 1992. My mom took me to vote with her immediately after she picked me up from school and this was a moment that I will never forget as long as I lived. While it was my first time and I was merely just one person. It felt like I had truly accomplished something and I did. I utilized my right to vote. Something that many have fought for and died for.

This Tuesday will be your time to go and vote. Regardless of your party ties, you need to vote. Remember if you don't vote at all, it's a vote for someone you probably don't agree with. The polls will be opening at 6 am and remain open until 8 pm that night and it only takes a few minutes to do so.

Most jobs are understanding if you are a little late to work or if you need a few extra minutes for lunch because it is your civic duty to Vote. Remember we are voting for our kids who are not of age. We are voting for our grandparents who are no longer with us. We are voting for those who were killed while simply trying to go to school with everyone else. It is our right and there is no reason why you shouldn't want to vote this Tuesday.

In order to solve the problem, we have to be the solution. Make sure you get out and vote on Tuesday November 6th, 2018.


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