Your vote holds tremendous power

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Opinion

April 19, 2019 - 4:39 PM

If you think voting doesn’t count,  take a moment to look at a political race in Chicago, where a young democratic socialist won the 33rd ward alderman’s spot against a wealthy woman whose family had held that position for decades with the help of donations from powerful corporate donors and developers. 

Rosanna Rodriguez won by just 13 votes. Every single vote was counted. It took weeks to get the final results. 

How did she win this race? People power. People who were fed up with political decisions that hurt those who are vulnerable. People who were willing go door to door. People who were willing to encourage others to register to vote and then remind to vote. It took thousands of hours from people who believed that change not only had to happen but was possible. And it was. And it is. 

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