@thinkprogress: Romney reverses course, now says “federal government and FEMA” should help in disaster relief http://t.co/ZjNHzrZT #icymi
Maya Angelo: “It’s your job to vote. It is your responsibility, your right, and your privilege. You may be pretty or plain, heavy or thin, gay or straight, poor or rich.
My grandmother and my uncle experienced circumstances that would break your heart. When they went to vote, they were asked impossible questions like, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” When they couldn’t answer, they couldn’t vote.
I once debated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. about whether an African American would ever be elected president. He believed it would happen within the next 40 years at the time — I believed it would never happen within my lifetime.I have never been happier to have been proven wrong.
And since President Barack Obama’s historic election, we’ve moved forward in courageous and beautiful ways. More students can afford college, and more families have access to affordable health insurance. Women have greater opportunities to get equal pay for equal work.
Yet as Rev. King wrote, ‘All progress is precarious’. So don’t sit on the sidelines. Don’t hesitate. Don’t have any regrets. Vote”. (Maya Angelo, 10/30/12)