Have you ever started your day worrying if the police will arrest you because you were reported going to an unauthorized church? If you were in China, millions of citizens face that threat every day. Have you ever worried that if you said something critical of the government you might be arrested? If you were in Cuba, you’d be on the government’s wanted list. Here in the U.S. we take our First Amendment freedoms for granted. But if we care about them, we must be willing to protect them. And one of the ways you can protect your freedom is by voting. Early voting is taking place now. So be informed, be involved, and vote for candidates who’ll protect our First Amendment freedoms.