Our right to VOTE
Do you know what’s so special about tomorrow? Yes, its Taco Tuesday!
It's also National Voter Registration Day. I’ve been seeing a lot of organizations and people get fired up about registering black and brown people to vote!
Tomorrow, I’m going to think about our past leaders and activists who fought relentlessly and even died for our right to VOTE!
Medgar Evers comes to mind.
He was husband, father, veteran, and served as the Field Secretary for the NAACP.He was shot and killed in the driveway of his home by bigots. Before his assassination, Medgar attended a community meeting held by the NAACP where he was mobilizing people in the community to join a new campaign, "Jim Crown Must Go". Stories say that Medgar held shirts that read "Jim Crow Must Go" in his hand as he was shot in the back of his head.
When Medgar was shot, his wife found him on the laying on the ground. He was rushed to the hospital, but he was refused medical treatment for nearly 50 whole minutes because of the color of his skin. When his family finally convinced the medical staffers that he was "The Medgar Evers", they immediately took him in. It was too late, he died.
This Tuesday, on September 25th, I want you to join me in a challenge.
The challenge is to register five people of color to vote.
Together, we can flip districts, inspire local leaders to run, and control the vote!