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You have two weeks left to register to vote

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Are you a registered voter? If not, may I ask you a question?

What are you, nuts?

Look, I’m not asking you to vote for PCC, or to vote against PCC. Vote however you want. Go meshuga. Just vote.

Why? Look at this presidential race! This is the most exciting race for the White House in my adult life. There are huge, wacky differences between the candidates. Their philosophies, leadership styles and agendas are madly disparate.

If you want to tell people you voted for Sen. McCain or Sen. Obama, then you have until Tuesday, Oct. 14, to register. If you want to tell people, “Nah, I didn’t vote. I didn’t get around to it,” then friend, do not complain about the next administration.

The student government offices at each campus have voter registration cards. I’ve got voter registration cards in English and Spanish. County courthouses have voter registration forms. They are easy to fill out. They are free.

Decisions are made by the people who show up. Hear endeth the lecture.

Send your feedback to dana.haynes@pcc.edu. And thanks in advance.

About Dana Haynes

Dana Haynes, joined PCC in 2007 as the manager of the Office of Public Affairs, directing the college's media and government relations. Haynes spent the previous 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including ... more »

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