"The land of the free has not been free for Black people."
Activist Tamika Mallory's words ring true as ever. We are tired.
We are tired of being silenced. We are tired of being denied. We are tired of being told we don't matter. We are tired of feeling powerless.
We are not powerless. Our right to vote is our power.
This is why we fight. Across the country, the system is rigged to stop us from voting. Over the past decade, 25 states have enacted voting restrictions. They are closing polling places in communities of color and erasing eligible voters from the rolls – including low-income voters, seniors, and college students.
They are attacking our right to vote and rigging the system.
This is why we fight. We must vote like our lives depend on it, because they do.
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