4 simple reasons you should vote

Middle Class

  1. The rich are getting richer. The poor are getting poorer. And increasingly, there is no in-between. The ladder to economic solvency has been cut and private corporations are not concerned. Our government’s current economic policy does not protect the average citizen. Company shareholders must be convinced to share more of the wealth by creating and maintaining jobs that pay a livable wage. If they are not, the government of the people must step in. Technology has its place but it cannot be used to eliminate the human workforce.

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  1. Real problems. Wrong solutions. Resources are being wasted on programs and projects that currently don’t work. The people who are the politicians and policy writers must have a vested interest in the people that these programs are meant to serve. There must be true collaboration between the community and the corporate government structure. Public resources must be used efficiently, but they must also involve responsible citizens making decisions in both the planning and the execution stages.

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  1. People are dying … both physically and mentally. The Michael Browns of the world, and other situations like it, are directly linked to the public policy that creates the gray area for black men to be abused. Beyond that, we are victimized by disease, polluted food sources, and illicit messages that are poisoning the minds of our youth. We have to promote and practice healthy lifestyles, and this includes our physical, mental and spiritual health. Public policy must reflect this outlook in every aspect of legislation. Community-focused, social marketing campaigns must originate in the community, and involve community members at every level of execution.

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  1. We must ensure the healthy and fair application of the law. The people, meaning American citizens, must vote, and then hold elected officials accountable for the laws they create and oversee. We all, citizens and elected officials as one, are accountable for how the law is applied. We need the entire community to participate in every election. What would you do if your boss gave you the keys to the office, the number to the bank account, and then left you for months on end without ever checking on you? Elected officials are the same way. We’ve got to do our job if we expect them to do theirs.
The Real TJ Crawford (on twitter @tjcrawford4real)

The real TJ Crawford (@tjcrawford4real) is a hip hop generation, social entrepreneur building community via words, deeds and actions.

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