Get out and vote!

One reader's advice on the spirit of voting during election season

Cast out apathy and indifference,

vote in enthusiasm and passion.

Cast out the antiquated

first past the post system,

vote in Proportional Representation.

Cast out muzzling and fascism,

vote in respect and democracy.

Cast out environmental destruction,

vote in sustainable energies.

Cast out discriminatory programs,

vote in inclusive policies.

Cast out fear and wars,

vote in cooperation and


Cast out old cynicism and pessimism,

vote in youthful optimism and hope!

Get out and vote.


Elsie O’Keefe