My parents raised me to value equality, justice and fair play. I can clearly recall their pride (and my own) when I cast my first ballot at 18.
What does this have to do with the murder of George Floyd?
The right to vote is under attack by those who don’t believe in any of the things my parents taught me. When elected officials are only looking out for themselves, problems like hate crimes, racial profiling and police brutality are allowed to spread.
After days of feeling horrified, frustrated and heartsick, I found inspiration from Barack Obama. In particular:
“So the bottom line is this: if we want to bring about real change, then the choice isn’t between protest and politics. We have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots to make sure that we elect candidates who will act on reform.”
It was just what I needed to hear.
1. Get inspired.
Read “How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change” by Barack Obama. Share the article with your friends.
2. Get involved.
Stacey Abrams created Fair Fight to ensure free and fair elections.
3. Spread the word.
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