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VEGAS WATCH: Vote

November 21, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

With a historic election being held this month, Capucine Holmes makes the case for exercising a fundamental right.

Capucine Holmes

November 8, 2016 will godown as one of the most fascinating presidential elections in American history.

And as a leading swing state, Nevada has captured the nation’s attention thanks to its potential to play a deciding role in choosing the next leader of the free world. Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. John Lewis, Sen. Cory Booker and Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile are among the many national figures who have visited the Silver State to help drive up voter turnout.

It is tremendously important to exercise that fundamental right at every opportunity: there was a time in recent history when African-Americans did not have the right to vote. Today, political and civil rights leaders stress the importance of voting early, bringing friends and family to the polls on Election Day, and doing everything you can to help people understand the urgency of making their voices heard.

That is happening in Las Vegas, and the community is responding with new efforts to engage people in the process. Organizations such as Batteries Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women, HerShe Group, Top Ladies of Distinction, and The Society, Inc. are helping to strengthen bonds of unity among our people and move the community forward. Black Image will be there to capture every moment.

Hillary Clinton encourages Nevada voters to cast their ballots early.

Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile with Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly. (Photo credit Althea Nelson)

Vice President Joe Biden visits Las Vegas Culinary Union

Kassina Boone of Batteries Inc. and Heaven Flowers at Hillary Clinton rally at Smith Center. Flowers gave a speech about being a first-time voter.

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