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Editorial: Vote, Montgomery!

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Voting. Electing our own representatives and government leaders is about as seminal to our democracy as anything we do as Americans.

We are reminded of that this week, as 95 years ago Tuesday, we ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that gave women the right to vote.

Earlier this month we marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which prohibited racial discrimination in voting.

Some 242 years ago the Boston Tea Party started the American Revolution over the right to representation before being taxed.

In November 2014 only 41 percent of Alabamians voted, the lowest turnout in a general election in 28 years. It's a trend which must not continue.

Next Tuesday, Montgomerians will elect a mayor and city council members. This is not a minor election. There are no minor elections.

We have a duty to honor our past and a responsibility to help determine our future. Do the right thing on Tuesday, Montgomery, and vote.

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