Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Importance of Voting even in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The Importance of Voting Even in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Today is the day. Every four years, first Tuesday in November is election day. So, don't take it for granted. Don't think it's enough if others vote. If you want to fight for your rights, vote even in the aftermath of Sandy. It is imperative. Let me tell you why...


People's belongings damaged by hurricane Sandy on Jersey streets. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Images of Sandy Damages: In the aftermath of the flood people's belongings spread along Jersey streets, both damaged by hurricane Sandy. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved

Don't take your right to vote for granted. Most importantly, don't take your right to actually elect your leaders for granted. That's because people in certain countries can vote, but their votes don't make a difference. Yours does.

Properties damaged by hurricane Sandy. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved
In the aftermath of the flood: Jersey properties and businesses damaged by hurricane Sandy. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved

Vote for your rights, vote for your future, vote for your well-being. You are still undecided... ask yourself a few questions:

What's important to you?

* good paying jobs?
* equal rights (when it comes to your personal and professional life)?
* peace or I should say... world peace?
* affordable and better healthcare?
* better education?
* R&D progress?
* science & technology progress?
* medical breakthroughs: finding a cure for AIDS, cancer, etc.?
* protecting the environment?
* dealing with disasters, natural (like the recent hurricane Sandy) or otherwise?

Sunrise over Manhattan Island, in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Sunrise over Manhattan Island, in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Believe in hope. It sees us through another day. It helps us witness another sunrise, even in the aftermath of a disaster like the recent hurricane Sandy...

I can continue, but you get the message. What's important is to vote.

Thanks for stopping by! See you on the other side of election day!

Alina Oswald
Writer/Photographer
Author of SANDY TALES: Snapshots from a Hurricane

PS: Help in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
If you live in or around Jersey City and want to help hurricane Sandy victims, drop-off point is Barrow Mansion at 83 Wayne Street.



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