The Voting Rights Act of 1965 that was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson aimed to overcome all of the legal barriers at the state and local level that denied African Americans their right to vote under the 15th Amendment. It’s been 53 years since African Americans were officially granted the right to vote without unnecessary discrimination. The many great leaders before us have fought to make this happen for the newer generation. Voting is a huge responsibility of citizenship in the United States. By voting, you are making your voice heard and register your opinion on how you think the government should be operated.
Whether it’s a local governor vote, or Presidential vote, EVERY. VOTE. COUNTS. It is important that we get out to the polls and make sure we are voting so we can be understood, protected, and heard. As African Americans, voting is a huge necessity that we need to take advantage of. For over 150 years, African American politicians have fought back against racism and advocated for solutions to problems our communities face. It is very important that we go out and we vote for the leaders that represent us well. The officials who have our best interest and want to see us build and grow as a community are the ones who we should have in office. Although early voting has ended, Midterm elections are November 6th, 2018. Make sure you get out and vote. Be Smart. Be Heard. Your Vote Matters.