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YouSaid May 2012

Protect your right to vote
I am affected by this issue, being in transitional housing status with no permanent address. [OnYourMind, Photo ID Amendment, MWP April 2012] My driver's license address is not valid and won't be until I can locate housing. On top of long-term unemployment because of many factors over the decades, some related to being an anchor woman at home while children were small, having lost years of wages and career experience, economic stability and eventually housing, I am now seeing my right to vote being at risk. If you are also being affected, speak up. I need to know I'm not alone. Others need to know how many of us there are!
Marta Grey, Minneapolis

One election year I volunteered to vouch for people in my neighborhood needing same-day registration. Some of these individuals were staying temporarily in a residential treatment facility to aid their recovery from chemical dependency. When I think of people who would be disenfranchised, I think of those people struggling to get clean and sober. I want these brave and determined people to be able to vote!
Lucia Wilkes Smith, Minneapolis

The Brecancenator
Linnea House is a truth teller and has courage of conviction and action! [YourStory, MWP April 2012] This young girl [inventor] has strength of purpose, too, for ALL women/girls. She inspires me! Her project is not only "science" but also the best communicator-ART! Her heart was fully engaged to make her art by the LOVE of her grandmother who is fighting breast cancer. More Geek Girls are needed in ALL professions globally. Make your voice heard in ART. Muster your courage to speak up and speak truth to power.
Sylvia Secrest, Minneapolis


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