Women voting has only been allowed since 1920. In 1924, Native Americans were granted the legal right to vote, but did the communities allow it? Poll tax was not prohibited until 1964. Eighteen-year-olds got the right to vote in 1971. So, how many people will vote in the next election, Aug. 14? And again on Nov. 6? Or do you prefer giving up your suffrage, for which many have died?
As high school commencements and graduating parties pass, it is time for the next challenge: Life. Are these young adults ready to be adults? One question for each and every new graduate (adult) is, "have you registered to vote?" Another is, "are your friends registered to vote?" For accurate election and voting registration information, visit your local town or city clerk, or check out the website myvote.wi.gov or elections.wi.gov. They have more information than needs to be printed here.
You snooze, you lose. It is so very important that everyone in the community not snooze through this upcoming "sleeper" election Feb. 20, the Wisconsin spring primary. You ask, "What is the big deal?" I ask, "Is your state Supreme Court important to you?" And then upcoming next on April 3 is the Wisconsin spring election. Do not snooze because you will lose — your voice, your freedom and more.