The November 6th, 2018 election process promises to be polarizing, critical, controversial, and contentious as the nation wrestles with key issues – and who will be selected to lead us into answers for those key areas of concern.
This election, two Harmony Students – Yusuf Ali Yildirim and Jinaan Ghassan Abdelqader – will have their first opportunity to participate in that electoral process making sure their voices are heard, as they vote their choice for people and proposed legislation for the very first time this November.
Yusuf and Jinaan are members of Mr. Mulvey’s College Transition preparation class, and they completed their registrations to vote with the help and encouragement of Texas Deputy Registrar for voting and local Attorney, Ramona Brumfield, and Elfrieda Cole, also a Texas Deputy Registrar for voting.
Both Ms. Cole and Ms. Brumfield spoke to all the students of the Senior class, encouraging them to register to vote as soon as they were eligible, and to participate in what Lincoln described as “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
You might ask yourself, “Yes it is good for them to exercise their vote, but can just two voters have an impact? Can two votes really count? ”
In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control over England.
In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German.
In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union.
History would seem to answer you . . . “Yes!”
From left to right, Ms. Brumfield, Miss Abdelqader, Ms. Cole, Mr. Yildirim