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Vote as if the fate our nation depends on it — because it does

Vote as if the safety of your community and our national security are in question. Because they are.

Chicagoans vote early in the Loop on Oct. 2, 2020
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Please vote.

Vote as if the fate of our beautiful country rests in your hands. Because it does.

Vote as if your own daughter’s reproductive freedom is at stake. Because it is.

Vote as if your ability to access affordable health care and quality education are on the ballot. Because they are.

Vote as if the safety of your community and our national security are in question. Because they are.

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Vote as if your civil and economic rights are on the line. Because they are.

Vote as if the solvency of the U.S. Postal Service and the United States of America itself hang in the balance. Because they do.

Vote as if your own child is subject to police and gun violence, racial profiling and the coronavirus. Because they are.

Vote as if our international stability and alliances depend upon the outcome of this election. Because they do.

Vote as if your own ability to pay off your student debt, buy a home and live the full experience of the American Dream are being thrown into the trash heap. Because they will be if we re-elect this abysmal excuse for a president.

Vote as if the fate of our life on this earth, due to the perils of climate change, rests in our hands this election. Because it does.

Vote as if your own “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” relies upon victory this election. Because they do.

Vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. They will make a better future alongside the American people.

Henry J.H. Wilson, Barrington

Fair Tax supporters make more shaky promises

Regarding the Fair Tax. First of all, no one is talking about curtailing state spending. They’re just asking for more.

I will consider voting in favor of the amendment to move Illinois to a progressive income tax, rather than the current flat tax. But explain to me why I should trust the state after being lied to about toll roads paying for themselves, about the state lottery supposedly solving the problem of funding for education and about how nuclear energy will be so cheap that our electric meters will be removed.

Once bitten, twice shy.

Mark P. Steinhagen, Stickney