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Reader Input: Treasure your right to decide

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Faced with a long list of complex issues on the Nov. 6 ballot, we need to carefully read, ponder, then vote upon the measures and candidates that will affect all of us right now — and for generations to come.
The difficult (sometimes maddening) act of exercising our right to vote represents a fusion of our own knowledge, experience ... and the careful research we’ve devoted to each choice on our ballot.
For those who cannot read, these thoughtful decisions, culminating in full participation at the ballot box, are impossible. One in five Americans (Americans whose first language is English) cannot read.
Treasure your own right and privilege to read, think, decide and vote, and help those who cannot read to get the assistance that will transform their lives and lift up our communities.
Linda Frederick Yaffe, Auburn