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A lot is at stake in this election. The budget cuts that are coming because of sequestration have to be stopped or they’re going to be devastating to our community. Michael Kane, Tenant Organizer, Jamaica Plain
There are a lot of issues in people’s lives that can only be solved at the federal level. The only way to change the situation in underrepresented communities is to make people’s voices heard. Victor Thompson, Youth Coordinator, Allston
This election is about our futures, our communities, jobs, the economy, immigration. You have to make your voice heard. Gloribel Mota, Executive Director, East Boston
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Because there are many things at stake in the federal government. Voter turnout might decide what changes will take place. Shaikh Hasib, Community Organizer, Roxbury
It’s always important to vote. If you don’t, you’re letting other people decide for you. Carmen Hicks, Student, Cambridge
What is the importance of voting in next week’s special election?