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17 Oct, 4 tweets, 1 min read
Thread. Many of us thought this country ran itself, that tectonic forces were at play that none of us could control. We thought it doesn’t matter who’s in power; it is the way it is. We became discouraged in the system of democracy as it works in America and we became...
...apathetic. Consequently, over time the Republicans gained power, steadily but surely. And once in power they eroded the systems that ensured democracy would thrive. Voter suppression was the result. Apathy caused this. 2
Now, confronted by a life and death situation, record numbers of people want to exercise their right to vote and they have found the path to the booth has been made long and winding. It didn’t have to be this way, but this is the way it is now. 3
To change it, you have to do two things: 1) stand in line for a long time, and 2) vote in every election, not just the one where your life depends upon it. /fin

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