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On July 24, 2017

Bell Ringer: President Obama on Voting

Obama on Voting -

President Obama speaks about the importance of voting while delivering the 2016 Howard Commencement Address.


While delivering the commencement address at Howard University in 2016, President Obama identifies the importance of voting and urges citizens to exercise their right to vote.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • In the 2014 midterm election, what percentage of Americans voted?
  • According to President Obama, what do people give away when they do not vote?
  • What populations does President Obama identify as vulnerable populations who may need their right to vote protected?
  • What are some examples of elections that President Obama urges citizens to vote in aside from presidential elections?