Letter to the Editor

Be like Einstein

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

“To do nothing, is to be complicit.” Those are words attributed to the great Albert Einstein, words prompting me to take action.

To that end, I will be actively involved in voter registration to get folks signed up to participate in the upcoming Nov. 6 General Election. The deadline to register is Oct. 8.

Contrary to popular belief, felons who have fulfilled all their obligations, can vote. Just go by the county courthouse in Berryville with your adjudication paperwork.

Also, teenagers who will celebrate their 18th birthday before Nov. 6 can register now and vote in the General Election.

To those who say “our votes don’t count,” that is NOT true. Every vote counts!  Why else would both political parties fight over redistricting and voter suppression? They know the power of the voting public. Don’t be swayed to believe otherwise.

According to Einstein, who fought for civil rights here in America after fleeing his Nazi-occupied Germany, “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

Let your voice be heard this November. Participate in the political process. Be like Einstein. Do something!  Vote!

— Anna Mathews