Letter: Voting changes run counter to democratic process
Voting is at the heart of what it means to be an American. I know that the people of Gloucester and Mathews want all voices to be heard; from our older neighbors to our students who have just entered the political world. However, there is potential in the General Assembly for voting laws to be passed and signed which would make it harder for many people to vote. It will silence certain groups of our fellow citizens such as the disabled, the elderly, and those living on a budget. We, also, pride ourselves on the quality of our local schools and their ability to produce well rounded students. Money spent to implement any bill which limits voter rights would be a waste and should instead be used to further enrich the institutions which allow our children to attain their dreams; to gain a voice. We all have a duty to call the Governor and tell him not to sign any bill which would undermine the democratic process and squander taxpayer dollars, when there are so many other more important issues that have been left unaddressed. Call Governor McDonnell at 804-786-2211.
Student, College of William and Mary