Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 22, 2011, 6:17 p.m. EST by BearDickinson
from Ewing, VA
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VOTE ! Encourage people to vote or register to vote and be informed - democracy is NOT a spectator sport. the power of I Am the 99 % will never be a realized unless we GET OUT THE VOTE ! "Furthermore, there are enormous disparities that exist in America across income levels in all forms of participation, particularly voting. A study on these disparities found that 86% of people with incomes above $75,000 claim to have voted in presidential elections as compared with only 52% of people with incomes under $15,000. As a result of the participation disparity across demographic lines, politicians are more responsive to the opinions of high-income constituents. A study of roll call votes under the 107th and 108th Congresses reported that legislators were three times more responsive to high-income constituents than middle-income constituents and were the least responsive to the needs of low-income constituents." http://www.fairvote.org/voter-turnout And with new voter restrictions/requirements excluding even more voters, We have a tough hill to climb......