What does it mean to exercise the right to vote from an artist's perspective? While creating this piece, I wanted to sit down with a few other artists and find out what it meant to them to vote as black men.
What It Means To Vote
“The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it.” — John Lewis
For some voting is not just about change but a duty to the ancestors that fought so hard to have the right to represent our people, our families, our beliefs, values and customs. The empowerment of the vote is a direct way to build a new direction in your household and in your kids’ future. Time and time again it has come down to the black vote to have any kind of economic stability for our people.
“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward.” — Michelle Obama
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