I’ll keep this short: Today is the deadline to register to vote for the August primary.

Once upon a time, Mark Twain famously said, “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”

I vote Mark Twain is wrong (in this instance.) Sorry, Mark. In reality, voting is one of our most fundamental freedoms and if we want a say in how our state is run then voting is the best way to get it.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote? You can find out here.

Our conservative-dominated legislature and governor must’ve found some truth to Twain’s quote because over the last several years, they’ve said to hell with democracy and have continually circumvented our right to vote.

We voted to overturn the Emergency Manager law. They silenced us and shoved it right back on us. We wanted to raise the minimum wage. They found a way around us. We didn’t want rape insurance. But they didn’t listen to us.

Democracy is in jeopardy in Michigan, ladies and gentlemen. And if you’re not registered to vote, then you’ve already lost your voice. Don’t give in to the legislature’s hopes that you’ll be apathetic and stay home come Election Day.

Get up off your couch, register to vote, learn the facts and make your voice heard. 

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