Why Bother To Vote In the August 2016 Primary Elections?

By: Dr. Marcia Magnus

SOUTH FLORIDA – Why Bother To Vote In the August 2016 Primary Elections? Because it’s getting worse folks!

Vote in Primary electionsToday, 38% of America’s Black men are UNABLE to vote because of their history with the justice system—in jail, under parole or probation.

Since they CANNOT vote in this primary or any election, COULD YOU voting in this primary election a priority?

Don’t just talk about the fact that Black men are 6 times more likely to be incarcerated than white men, VOTE!

Don’t just feel the anguish that a Black man in American is 16 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than a white man, VOTE!

President Barack Obama has said on many occasions that it is because of the nationally low voter turnout–17% in 2012 during the primary elections that he was saddled with hostile legislators who blocked his every attempt to pass consumer-friendly legislation in Washington DC!

Since 2000, a group of concerned Caribbean-Americans in South Florida, has developed Voters’ Guides to help you

1) select the better candidates who may promote the interests of Caribbean-American people in South Florida, and

2) provide guidance on constitutional ballot amendments.

We have watched various political news programs, read local and national newspapers, attended town hall meetings, and consulted with non-partisan advocacy organizations and local community leaders.

We have assessed the candidates based on their positions on a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, the economy, education, the American justice system, civil rights, healthcare, social services, affirmative action, economic opportunity, 2nd amendment, among others.

Please note that none of the following recommendations should substitute for your own evaluation and research based on your own personal interests and values.


Dedication of these Voters’ Guides

This year, these Caribbean American Voters’ Guides are dedicated to the 50 million Black men in America who are UNABLE to vote!

If every Black person registered to vote and voted in every primary and general election, you would have done our part to undo the damage of disenfranchisement of the prison-industrial complex—the new slavery.
“UP you mighty race, you can accomplish what you will!” –Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Please pass these voters’ guides on to your South Florida network of family and friends!  Do it for America’s Black imprisoned sons and daughters who cannot vote!

Click below to view the voters’ guide by county:

Caribbean American Voters’ Guide – Miami Dade County

Caribbean American Voters’ Guide – Broward County

Caribbean American Voters’ Guide – Palm Beach County

Dr. Marcia Magnus, Founding President, Caribbean American Politically Active Citizens (Founded 2000) For more information, call 954 454 7473.

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The SFLCN.com Team provides news and information for the Caribbean-American community in South Florida and beyond.

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