Monday, May 18, 2015

Voting: Our Right and Privilege

It's amazing when you consider what people in the past endured to win the right to vote that so many people today don't bother to exercise their right.

Susan B. Anthony being beaten and arrested for trying to vote in 1872
John Lewis being beaten by state troopers during the civil rights voting march in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965 (Photo: Associated Press)

With this in mind, as part of its campaign to register more voters in Hudson, Hudson Forward is partnering with the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center to present a free screening of the film Selma. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m., in the Bliss Towers Community Room. Pizza and soda will be provided. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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