These past couple of weeks have been hard. Attending the local vigil for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue mass murder, watching others on TV, reading the many stories of the victims and their families and talking about this horror with my friends have left me drained. I am aware that my people has lived through this time before. In fact, it seems to be our recurring theme. But rather than relive the past right now in this column, I’d like to offer something else that has been repeated these last several days. That is the notion that we, meaning the American people, have an opportunity right now, to make our voices heard. We have the power of the vote to express our dissatisfaction and unhappiness, or for some, our satisfaction with the status quo. The thing that gives me hope is that in our country, regardless of any administration, we have a peaceful outlet for expressing ourselves. I, for one, have already exercised my right and voted early. If you have as well, great. If you have not, this is what I now implore you: VOTE dammit! Today is Election Day! Now is your chance. Vote as if your life depends on it because it just might. See y’all on the other side.
About Barbara Dab
Barbara Dab is a small business owner, journalist, broadcast radio personality, producer and award-winning public relations consultant. She is the proud owner of Nashville Pilates Company, a boutique Pilates studio in Nashville’s Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood. Check it out at www.nashvillepilatescompany.com. She is also the creator of The Peretz Project: Stories from the Shoah: Next Generation. The Peretz Project, named for her late father-in-law who was a Holocaust survivor, is collecting testimony from children of survivors. Visit http://www.theperetzproject.com. If you are, or someone you know is, the child of survivors of the Shoah, The Holocaust, and you would like to tell your story please leave a comment and Barbara will contact you.
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