October 30, 2012
We've been talking about the presidential elections since the beginning of 2012.
We spent over a year listening to candidates and figuring out our own stance on monumental issues.
In seven days your voice won't be heard unless you vote.
ADC has emphasized the importance of registering to vote and knowing your rights. We ask you to exercise your most fundamental right next Tuesday – the right to vote.
If the Arab American community doesn't vote, we don't have a voice.
Understanding the value and power that comes with voting is essential. If we want our foreign policy, health care, economic, and domestic privacy concerns to be taken seriously, we need to vote.
ADC is doing what it can to make sure Election Day is run fairly and that our members are able to exercise their right to vote without being subjected to discrimination.
ADC, through the Voter Protection Unit (VPU), has organized an election monitoring effort. If you are available to volunteer on Tuesday, November 6, sign up to be an election monitor. Send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Facebook page for details.
Whether you want to see change in Washington or hope for another four years under the current administration, you have one week, and one vote. Make it count.
PS: Our thoughts are with those affected by superstorm Sandy. If you have questions or concerns about how the storm affects early voting or Election Day, contact us.
Powerful words to remember on Tuesday, November 6
- “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” – Abraham Lincoln
- “A man without a vote is a man without protection.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
- “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King
- “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” – John Quincy Adams>
- “Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.” – Robert Frost