Voting Is Beautiful ©

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This is the very first presidential campaign poster featuring a young couple, representative of individual citizens of the United States of America who were guaranteed, and in many instances, allowed to vote for the first time in the nation's history.

Used during the Hubert Humphreys - Edmund Muskie Democratic Presidential Campaign, this was the first time Blacks, Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, women and people who spoke foreign languages were allowed to participate in the political process and have a voice in a presidential campaign as a result of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and the Voting Rights Act.

This is why voting is beautiful.

The Voting Rights Act was on of the first major pieces of legislation John Conyers was involved with as a freshman Member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Be beautiful - vote.

Here is the form to register to vote in Michigan and here is the link to locate your closest Michigan Secretary of State Office to turn in your completed voter registration form.

2012 Election                                        Date
City General Election                             November 8, 2011
     Last day to register to vote:               October 9, 2011

Primary Election                                     February 28, 2012
     Last day to register to vote:               January 27, 2012

General Election                                     November 6, 2012
     Last day to register to vote:               October 7, 2012

If you are unable to make it to the polls, here is the absentee ballot to vote.

Clink the link to find your local clerk's office to send in your absentee ballot.

"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men," declared President Lyndon B. Johnson when he signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

"Voting is the foundation stone for political action," announced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for the civil rights demonstrators. 

First page of the Voting Rights Act.
Last page of the Voting Rights Act signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey.