Today on November 3rd, 2020, our nation’s official voting day, millions of Americans will find themselves at the polls – having endured long lines, a shortage of poll workers and polling places, low- tech challenges with ballot-marking devices, and likely, lots of misinformation aimed at discouraging their vote. But here’s what hasn’t changed and remains at the heart of our day – no matter who we are, or where we come from, we all have a stake in reimagining our democracy through our vote.
There is no higher version of casemaking than what is signified by our exercise of the right to vote! Voting is the key that opens doors for the future our children will inherit. If you have not already mailed in your ballot or participated in early voting, we invite you to wear a mask, join in, and bring along others to the celebration of our democracy by casting your vote on November 3rd, 2020. This is our moment!
We have heard many voting campaigns use the phrase – vote as if your life depends on it, because it does. Well, people across the nation are indeed voting as if their lives depend on it, as we are projected to have the highest voter turnout in decades! This is especially important during a year that witnessed so much unnecessary loss of life – from fatalities due to COVID-19 to racial injustice in our streets. Our votes can be the spark that ensures that the lives of Breonna Taylor, Marcellis Stinnette, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others to name, have not been in vain, but accelerated our resolve to get after justice. So many people across this great nation have already offered