Attention teen voters
For many of you that are 17, 18 or 19, this November will be your first opportunity to vote in a presidential election. In some states, if you’re 17 now but turn 18 before the election on November 8, you can participate in the election.
As you know, the Democrats have nominated Hillary Clinton as their choice for president and the Republicans have nominated Donald Trump. We want you to consider the following in deciding who you will vote for.
- While in law school, she worked with migrant workers, registered voters and became a civil rights advocate. She also opened the first Legal Aid office in Arkansas.
- After graduating from law school, she went to work for the Children’s Defense Fund.
- As first lady of Arkansas, when her husband became governor, she championed education, health care, and empowering those with disabilities.
- She was the First Lady of the United States for eight years, after which she won a seat in the U.S. Senate where she spent eight years.
- She was appointed Secretary of State by President Obama for four years where she brokered global agreements on climate change, nuclear proliferation, and accord among conflicted nations. She fought against human and sex trafficking stating “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.”
Hillary has spent a lifetime in service to others.
- tells outright lies – he said after the Twin Towers fell on 9-11 that he saw thousands of Muslims celebrating.
- mocks people with physical handicaps (New York Times reporter Serge Kovalski)
- doesn’t like American prisoners of war (Senator John McCain)
- belittles and mocks women (commentator Megyn Kelly, candidate Carly Fiorina, and Hillary about taking a bathroom break
- thinks Mexicans are rapists and murderers and wants to build a “huge” wall at the border and make Mexico pay for it
- wants to bar all Muslims (over one billion worldwide) from coming to the United States
- acts like a schoolyard bully and calls his opponents names (Little Marco, Low-Energy Jeb, Lyin’ Ted, etc).
- proposes to depart from NATO (our allies for the past sixty-plus years)
Trump has spent a lifetime in service to himself.
So, it’s up to you to decide who should be the next President of the United States and leader of the free world. It is your future that’s at stake here. Register to vote and get to the polls on election day.
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