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Voters wait in line to cast ballots at an early polling site, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in San Antonio. Friday is the last day of early voting in Texas. The polls will reopen on Election Day, Nov. 8.

Many New York City residents have argued that their vote doesn’t count, so why bother voting? Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, director for the Democratic Practice program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and director of the Redistricting and Representation program, explains why we should vote, and why voting is not enough to enact big changes. She says that voting can make a tremendous impact locally. Gaskins-Nathan joins us from Philadelphia, where she is volunteering as a poll watcher.

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