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My Vote, My Voice, Make It Count!

As we sit on the edge of our seats, November 3rd, 2020 is going to change our lives for the next four years! There are so many questions about what the next President of the United States has in store for us!

No matter what the outcome a vote counted is a voice heard! When I think about voting, I reflect on the hardships of slaves and the Women Suffrage Movement fought and lost their lives to vote or could not vote. Every four years should be no question "Am I voting?" This should be an action for every U.S. Citizen taking action, and igniting their way to the polling booths to cast their vote!


What's next for our future generations in voting? We the elders and mature must pass the torch and continue to set the standards that were set by our predecessors such as Martin Luther King, John Lewis, Rosa Parks, and a host of other leaders, who made history by making their voices heard loud and clear. We knew exactly what they were fighting for and no backing down even if it meant spending a night in jail.

As I have witnessed in this year of 2020, the injustices of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Amaud Arbery, the Baby Boomers, the Millennials, and Generation X have taken the stage, marched, protested with a host of other culture of brothers and sisters nationwide. They have been summoned for Good Trouble, changing the face of our country and declaring All Lives Matter.


As we move forward let us burn the light of the torch with "Good Trouble." In the words of our beloved John Lewis, "When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something."


Let's forever be indebted to our ancestors, and the honorable Sankofa motto: In order to understand our present and ensure our future, we must know our past.”




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