Your Vote Matters!
The front-page photograph of individuals voting early is a great reminder of how important it is for everyone to vote in this election. The presidential race has gotten most of the attention, but there are some very important local and state issues on the ballot that we need to pay close attention to. Everyone who has the right to vote must vote! This is our opportunity to have a say – in what happens in and around our communities. Vote for the candidates and the issues that will most positively affect you; that's what is called "an educated vote."
We cannot allow others to determine what our needs are; we can determine that for ourselves. Voting is the strongest way for us to support or reject an issue. As citizens, it is our right to vote. We need to exercise that right whenever we have the chance. Election Day is just about here and we need to be very excited because all of us are going to the polls in record numbers to vote.
Expand Gaming in Prince George's County
It has always been my belief that Milt Peterson developed National Harbor with the intent of bringing gambling to Prince George's County, but your article by D.R. Barnes, "Milt Peterson, Bets on Question 7" in the October 25th edition gave me some insight into the man and his beliefs.
I support Question 7, and firmly believe we should have gambling in Prince George's County. But when I read that Mr. Peterson had said "no" four times to bringing gambling to National Harbor, well it was kind of hard to believe. To me National Harbor is the perfect location for a casino with its close proximity to D.C., Virginia, and the Potomac River.
We need jobs in Prince George's County, and I hope the money from the casino helps our struggling schools. I am glad Mr. Peterson changed his mind on gambling at National Harbor, and I hope Question 7 passes.
Ft. Washington, Md.