Letter: Vote - For Susan
To the Editor:
The Vote - For Susan (VFS) campaign is grateful to iBerkshires, particularly reporter Jack Guerino, for publicizing our get-out-the-vote drive in Adams, the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906).
Anthony devoted her life to the principle that all Americans should be granted the right, and charged with the responsibility, to vote.
Although VFS fell short of its 30 percent goal, the voter turnout in the recent town election was higher than it has been for the last three years. Of the 17 empty seats at town meeting, 10 have now been filled, in part because VFS encouraged write-in votes in precincts where an insufficient number of candidates were on the ballot.
The Nov. 6 statewide election is just around the corner, and VFS has set its sights on a 50 percent voter turnout. Thank you to all those wonderful folks who wore buttons and ribbons and displayed lawn signs; please be sure to pull them out again this fall.
Thanks, too, to the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee for its encouragement. And a special round of applause to everyone who stood up for democracy and voted. Let’s keep it up! Let's make Susan proud!
Virginia Phelps Duval
Steering Committee for the Vote - For Susan Project
Tags: election 2018,
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