FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Lu
(702) 486-6982 / 334-7953
(Carson City, NV; June 5, 2014) – Nevada voters have the opportunity to pay tribute to those who fought to defend democracy by taking a few minutes to sign up for the state’s “I Vote to Honor a Service Member” program. The program recognizes the service and dedication of veterans and active duty women and men of the United States Armed Forces by encouraging Nevada voters to cast their ballots in honor of the service member of their choice.
Participants can submit a message on an application form and will receive a limited edition lapel pin with the “I Vote to Honor a Service Member” logo. Messages may be published on a special testimonial section of the Secretary of State’s website. Voters can download the application form at http://www.nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=1242. There is no charge for participation.
“General Dwight Eisenhower said that D-Day was a crusade, in which ‘we will accept nothing less than full victory,’” said Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. “We should be voting not only in honor of those who fought, but also with the same philosophy as Eisenhower. We should accept nothing less than full participation in our democratic system. The ‘I Vote to Honor a Service Member’ program meets both of those goals.
“Ultimately, it’s our military that has protected our system of democracy for more than 200 years. We should all be reminded of that. After making a trip to the Middle East to meet some of the troops firsthand and discuss elections and balloting issues with them, it reinforced to me the importance of what they’re doing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Given that, the least we can do is take the time to exercise our vote, and to honor those who protect it while doing so.”
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