Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Daughter of a man born into slavery votes!

This is an amazing story that is well worth the brief read. According to The Statesman, "Amanda Jones, 109, the daughter of a man born into slavery, has lived a life long enough to touch three centuries. And after voting consistently as a Democrat for 70 years, she has voted early for the country's first black presidential nominee." Check out the full article (linked above and below) and then remind yourself why we vote.

And if you haven't ever voted before, think about why Ms. Jones does.

Photo credit: Larry Kolvoord, AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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