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'May 6 marks the voters time to stand up and be counted in Akron, OH'

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The Akron polls are in full gear waiting for voters to come out and choose their next candidate(s) for office. For those of you who voted early, good for you. For those of you who are planning on voting today, touche´. Whatever your plans are for today make voting a part of them. Voting is your heritage and your right to stand up and be counted in America. Take advantage.

Weeks before the election, we are all bombarded with phone calls and flyers in the mail giving out information about each candidate. We are also encouraged to attend some town meeting where the candidate running for office will be speaking. Add the flyers and phone calls to a list of junk mail along with our daily duties, important running points can be missed.

People like Zack Milkovich who is a Democrat for the State House. In 2014, he received an award from Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA). Milkovich learned that most foster children who are emancipated at the age of 18 get into trouble. He introduced a bill to extend state funding for these kids until the age of 21. This funding will provide an important bridge for our children who are most at risk.

For Veterans, when the city of Akron tore Sargent Modic's house down, he raised enough money to buy him a new home. For our workers, when the Republicans tried to end collective bargaining using Senate Bill 5, Milkovich petitioned door to door to get the law repealed. He also voted yes on the transportation budget that created 60,000 union jobs. For our seniors, he voted six times to lower the taxes.

Milkovich fights for a more responsive government. He introduced legislation to greatly limit campaign contributions. He believes the wealthy special interest groups have too much control. He ruffles feather every day on our behalf.

Zach Milvovich is just an example of one of the candidates who is running for office. Remember, who you vote for today will be on the November ballot. Vote. Don't think, “Oh, I'll just wait until November.” The May votes count towards seeing the candidate you want in office on the November ballot. Click the link for more information on the candidates who are running for office.

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