YOU MUST VOTE
Scene publisher and North End mogul Frank DePasquale speaks to the importance of voting in the upcoming election, no matter your political affiliation
I was born in Italy and came to this country with my family when I was young. Despite the struggles to find our way, we always knew that we were blessed to live here in this free land. I have been very fortunate; my wife, Debbie, and I have two children and we’ve built a good life here in Boston that includes a very successful business and seeing our son Joey serve as CEO of DePasquale Ventures.It is in that context that I use this space to say that the right to choose your leaders is a privilege and while all elections are important it seems to me that this year matters more than ever. As the founder of DePasquale Ventures, I am very aware of how difficult this time is now for every American citizen—our politics are so polarized, our dialogue as a country so fractured, and our economy badly shaken because of the Covid-19 virus that continues its destructive path. Participation for ALL United States citizens in elections is one of the key freedoms of American life. Many people in other countries do not have the same freedoms that we do and these freedoms must be taken seriously and preserved. If you like or don’t like the direction this country is going in you have a say. No matter what your political affiliation is you must exercise your right to vote and be counted!
Ciao and stay well,