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I think we have more power than we utilize. Our voting percentages are going up, but we don’t use the vote enough to effect the real power that we have. —Anthony Barnes, Accounts Payable Specialist, Dorchester
I think we have power, but we don’t use it as much as we should. —Lourdes Petit-Jean, Cosmetologist, Dorchester
It’s important that we vote. They notice when we vote. Many people would be glad if we didn’t vote. —Mary Harris, Retired, Roxbury
It’s absolutely significant. There are a lot more black voters since Obama ran for president. Everybody I know votes now. —Michael Elliott, Administrative Assistant, Roxbury
It’s powerful, but we’re not using it right. —Paul Ross, Retired, Roxbury
I think it’s significant. It’s a very important voting block —Virginia Ingraham, Cashier, Dorchester
How significant is the black vote in Massachusetts?