Vol. 13   No. 16
AUGUST 6, 2018
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Now More than Ever
I made a major faux pas in the last issue of The Capital City Hues. I
referred to the graduate chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as the
Epsilon Delta Chapter, which is actually the undergraduate chapter at UW-
Madison. The graduate chapter is Kappa Psi Omega. I truly regret this
error.
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Usually at this time of year, we are experiencing the lazy, hazy days of
summer where we try as to think as little as possible and try to enjoy the
out-of-doors, fresh produce and family and friends. Right now, people are
focused on getting those last days of vacation in and are reluctantly
preparing for the upcoming school year.

And yet, something important is happening in August, something where
we all need to pay attention, get informed and act. The Democratic and
Republican primaries for state government elected positions are being held
on August 14th — with absentee voting occurring in Madison Public
Libraries and the city clerk’s office all this week with city clerk’s office
even open on Saturday to allow you to vote.

Now statewide, according to Dane County Clerk Scott McDonnell, only
20 percent of registered voters are expected to vote on August 14th, only
one out of five voters. What this means to me is that when I vote, my
vote is actually counting for me and for four other voters who didn’t
show up to the polls. Suddenly I am the spokesperson for five voters and
no one elected me to the position.

These are important positions that are up for the voters to decide upon.
There are elections for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state
and state treasurer as well as races for state senate and state
representative. There are also primaries for the Democratic and
Republican nominees for U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative for the
Second District. There are elections for all kinds of folks who will be
making important decisions about our lives over the next 2-6 years,
depending on their term of office.  
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