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Commentary With Winston Barnes: Voting Rights

your-vote-countsSOUTH FLORIDA – It has as the Americans would say, “come down to crunch time”.  All the useless and idle chatter has to come to an end now, as Tuesday, August 30 is election day.

Those across the community who have not voted by mail or at early voting sites are expected to cast their ballots tomorrow.

That means, those of us who have not done the research about the candidates and the issues, and ballot items, have a last chance to vote with their senses as well as their emotions.

Take the time and visit the South Florida Caribbean News website and get pointers as to who and what to vote for in the elections.

There is nothing perfect about the recommendations made as to how the community ought to vote, but the people who compiled the guide are people of integrity and best of all, people who have done the research so each of us are relieved of that chore.

We cannot continue to be a community that is ignored by certain entities and abused by others for us to not only not vote but to vote for the wrong persons and ballot items.

If the Caribbean community in South Florida is going to attract and keep the respect and regard that is due, under current circumstances, it might come only when the voting power of the community is made to be felt politically. And that will not be done through running off our mouths. It will because community members choose to get up, go out and cast their ballots.

Voice your opinion on the “Open Line” with Winston Barnes daily on WAVS 1170AM or listen on-line http://wavs1170.com/

Winston Barnes Host – “Open Line” WAVS 1170AM Photo Credit: Leroy “Dreamy” Riley
Winston Barnes Host – “Open Line” WAVS 1170AM
Photo Credit: Leroy “Dreamy” Riley

 

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