Hi there my beautiful lovelies! Hope you guys are doing well and staying safe. Today marks just a week, 7 days, until the election day. The 2020 presidential election day is the day of reckoning for this nation. On November 3rd, 2020 we will have the chance to make sure that our voice is heard loud and clear.
On November 3, 2020, we as Americans will have the chance to finally, respond to all the blatant disregard for our lives and rights and equality that Washington has shown the past four years. Every day, we wake up watching seeing headlines about over quarter-million Americans died due to the pandemic; a record number of new infections each day; another Black man killed by law enforcement.
When I went online, I have seen headlines such as “Pence skips recommended self-quarantine but does change plans after staff outbreak”, “Senate to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee a week ahead of Election Day”, “Barrett will complicate John Roberts’ goal of keeping the Supreme Court out of politics”, “Parkland victim’s family opens up about emotional moment with Biden”, and finally, “Black Americans flock to the polls for what many say is the most important election of their lives”.
The first three headlines give me a chill, to be honest. This year we have seen firsthand the lack of leadership in this nation. We saw black men and woman brutally killed by law enforcement, we saw millions of people getting infected due to the pandemic, while over a quarter million die from the disease. We have even seen the heroic acts of frontline workers and healthcare professionals, thousands of people marching peacefully for racial justice and equality. In the past four years, we have seen the downturn of this nation, the rise of white supremacy, gun violence, blatant disregard for humanity in Washington, the deaths of leaders such as Elijah Cummings, John Lewis, and the notorious RBG.
I for once am tired of all the B.S. politics of Washington. For too long, they have taken us for granted. I have already sent in my vote by mail, and check online that it has been received. My vote is my voice, and hope it roars loud and clear to Washington that they cannot take us for granted. We are tired of them become politicians for their own interests instead of the people who hired them, the people. We hard this administration promise to clean the swamp when they themselves are the most corrupt leaders of these nations.
Over 60 million American has taken their voice to the poll so far. However, we have a long way to go. We cannot become complacent like 2016. We have seen the consequence of sitting at home during the election, the rise of racism, racial and health equalities and injustice, the appointment of a very conservative Supreme Court, and putting the health of pre-existing conditions in jeopardy, millions out of jobs, and so many businesses closing their doors.
I for one is saying, “Enough is enough”, and I am making sure that my voice is heard through my vote. Now, I am asking you, are you ready to roar and make sure that your voice is heard. In this election whoever roar, the loudest will have their voice heard. In 2016, people decided to stay home.
My lovelies! Before deciding to stay home this election, I want to remind of Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who, where in order to save Whoville, Horton asks the people of Whoville to make as much noise as they can, to prove their existence. So almost everyone in Whoville shouts, sings, and plays instruments, but still, no one but Horton can hear them. So the Mayor searches Whoville until he finds a very small shirker named JoJo, carries him to the top of Eiffelberg Tower, where JoJo shouts out a loud “Yopp!”, which finally makes the kangaroo and the monkeys hear the Whos, and are convinced of the Whos’ existence.
Unless we all make as noise as we can with our votes, Washington will not hear us. Over 60 million people have made as much noise as possible so far, but it’s not over yet. On November 3rd, we all will have the last to make noise. If you have not voted yet, remember, “A person is a person, no matter how small”. Remember, the noise of small JoJo made the ultimate difference and broke through the barriers. Before you decide to stay home, remember your vote may be the noise of JoJo that will make the ultimate difference.
Let us make Washington hear this concept loud and clear. Don’t stay home on election day, thinking that your vote doesn’t matter. Just like JoJo your noise at the voting booth may be the key to make Washington hear us and make it clear the importance of our existence. We do exist and we matter. Again, remember those famous words of Dr. Seuss, “A person is a person no matter how small”.
Will you be the voice of JoJo? Will your loud “Yoppi!”, finally make Washington hear us all? I leave the decision up to you. Just remember, if you don’t vote, no one will listen. I will end these famous words of President John F Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do you for your country.” Vote, that’s what you can do for your country. I have done my part. Will you.
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