Having spent my whole life in Somerville, I’ve met almost every type of person you can imagine. I’ve met people of every race, creed, color, faith, age, and more. I’ve met people from all walks of life and from all around the world. I’ve met people who’d give you the shirt off their backs and others who’d try to steal it. Yet the one thing I haven’t met is someone without an opinion.
One of the absolute best things about Somerville is people will tell you what they think. Living in Somerville not only means you can meet all types, but you get to hear everything too. It’s fantastic. Yet not everybody votes. That I don’t understand. We have a city full of amazing, opinionated people, but some of them skip making their voices heard via the voting booth.
I don’t care what your opinions are. I don’t care if you disagree with me about 100% of everything. Please vote. It is a simple act that makes our entire system work better.
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