When the 2016 election becomes history, after the November election for President, the vote on Nebraska’s death penalty, US congressman and many other important offices, I hope I don’t have to hear residents of my community say to me, “Oops I should have voted”.
To my beloved community I say. “The next four to eight years could be the worse we will faced in decades”. This a potential reality if we do not go to the polls. But to the credit of north Omaha I am feeling the surge of our community, recognizing that we must get out and vote this time, no excuses. In my last column we learned that our community did come out and caucus. Our caucus turnout should have been better but I was encouraged by those who did venture out. Additionally, voter registration at our caucuses was significantly up from previous years as was the very high caucus absentee vote.
Love, Preston Jr., "2016 North Omaha Voter: “Oops I should have voted”" (2016). Black Studies Faculty Publications. 36.
This article was first published on 4urban.org.