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Get My Vote: A Late Bloomer

NPR's Get My Vote project is in full swing. Many of you have answered the question Neal posed last week: "When was the first time you became political?" Jackie Matlock did. For most of her life, she voted Democratic, but wasn't that active in party politics. In 2004, she became involved.

By joining in I was introduced to elected officials, candidates for public office and dedicated citizens who worked to benefit our community, its citizens, and our country and it's image around the world.

"I learned that one person, one voice can make a difference," Matlock says.

On tomorrow's show, we'll feature audio and video commentaries from Get My Vote. So send one in! Head on over to Get My Vote and tell us when you became political.