October 31, 2018 – Just Vote – It Matters
Dennis Lee, who has worked in the office of the City Commissioner (voting supervision), founder of the organization Just Vote, emphasizes that this is a movement to promote, create awareness, and energize voters on the importance of why every vote matters
This is a nonpartisan organization, working to bring out voters, regardless of whom they vote for in any given election, only 12 to 20% of the voters vote. In the November 2018 election, it is projected that 25% of the over 1 million eligible voters in Philadelphia will vote.
Philadelphia County has about 800,000 Democrats registered, and about 125,000 Republicans. The second largest concentration of voters in the state, Allegheny County, has about 560,000 Democrats and 240,000 Republicans.
In 2017, in Philadelphia only the ninth Ward, including Chestnut Hill, had a turnout exceeding 50%. In some divisions, no one voted at all.
Dennis emphasized the importance of voting for the maintenance of a democracy. He stressed the message that one should make voting a part of one’s strategic plan. “Just Vote – It Matters”.