Vote 2020

Credit: Gregory Maguire taken in Portland, OR, in September 2020

^^ Photo Credit: Gregory Maguire, taken in Portland, OR, in September 2020,

“The fundamental power of democracy lies in the right to vote, and if you protect that right, you create possibilities for everything else.”— Stacey Abrams

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”— Toni Morrison

“Voting is so much bigger than one election, one party, or one candidate. It’s great to feel inspired by candidates and the visions they put forth, but it is by no means a prerequisite to casting a ballot. Because at the end of the day, someone is going to be making the decisions about how much money your schools get and how tax money is distributed. Voting gives you a say in those matters. It can also be your way of saying that you care about your community and the people in it, that you are going to keep showing up and making your voice heard, even when the candidates don’t set your heart on fire. Because if you wait for that to happen, you might be waiting a long time. And meanwhile, the world moves on without you. But when we all vote, in all elections, we get the kind of responsive leadership that speaks for our families and our communities.”— Michelle Obama

By bryn

Writing, teaching, whatnot

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