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Faces of Georgia: Derrick's Story

"I am a registered voter in Tallahassee, Florida. I just moved up here. I am definitely registering to vote in Georgia and voting this year. I can't complain about issues that are going on in the world if I don't vote. If I don't vote locally, I cannot complain about the potholes in the street. And if I don't vote for the president, I can't complain about national politics or the state government. The first time I voted was with my high school class for the presidential election in 2008. After the election, we got the opportunity to attend the inauguration for Barack Obama. It was freezing cold out there, but I had a wonderful time and I wouldn't change it for the world. I hope to get people of African descent to understand that you're a taxpayer and you have a voice just because you pay taxes. A lot of our complaints can be solved just by voting the right people in office. Our voices are bigger than what we think they are. A lot of times we say our vote doesn't matter, but there are a lot of cases where if we vote just a little bit, we can make a big change.” -Derrick, 25

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