Vote Today – Get Someone Else to Vote Too: PLEASE SHARE

Some people were denied the chance to vote for hundreds of years.  When the chance finally came after enduring brutal oppression for decades, the newly enfranchised came in orderly lines in the sweltering hot sun that stretched as far as the eye could see to make sure their voices were heard.

In our own country, the right to vote has not always be available to all.

But we have it now; don’t toss away what others have died for to give you: Your Right To Vote

This election day will be tough for some of us, with Hurricane Sandy having devastated so many communities on the East Coast, but a strong national government is seeing them through this crisis.  I hope that the victims of this national tragedy will be able to endure this additional burden and also cast their vote.  It is so important.

Sugar Man

Sixto Rodriguez was for all purposes a failure as a musician for four decades.  Unbeknownst to him his music had been taken and used in another part of the world where he became immensely popular.  That country was South Africa, where his songs became the anthem of the anti-Apartheid movement.  That ignorance  ended when two South Africans made a documentary called, “Finding Sugar Man.”  As a result of that work, they found Rodriguez living a hard scrabbled life in Detroit living with his failed dreams.  He is finally getting recognition at age seventy for his work, but the royalties from these last four decades have disappeared into the veld. See the video of his story here.