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Vote Tomorrow!

by go Inspo | 1 month ago

Tomorrow is arguably the most important election in our lifetime.  It will determine the direction of our country in what has been the most divided and polarizing time in our country in a very long time if not ever.

It’s not just enough to “tell” someone to vote without answering why.  Of course the why is simple yet complex, especially with all the rhetoric across the media and social media saying Vote No or Vote Yes OR ELSE…

The simple is because it’s your right as a U.S. citizen.  This is what our country was built on.  This is the foundation of our democracy but there’s a lot of history that pertains to this citizen right.  It wasn’t given to everyone because human beings (people of color) were not considered citizens but property [Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) held that persons of African descent were not citizens of the U.S].

This finally…supposedly changed with the the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1870, stipulates: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”

It took until the 1960’s to combat the blatant and explicit voter suppression even when people of color had the right to vote with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibited a range of discriminatory state voting practices.

In short?  People died and were beaten for this right to vote.  Don’t take it for granted.

Our country is at a crossroads between white “nationalists” both explicit such as what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia and the true essence of our melting pot country with first, second, and third generation immigrants.

Our head of production, Dominique DeLeon, created an amazing video for We Are California to Vote for our future.  Although this really captures the essence of California’s citizens, it also speaks to our country about the love and diversity between humans.  Check it out below:

 

This is not an “influence your vote” post.  This is a “get out to vote for what you believe in” post.