Tomorrow is election day in the United States. As readers, we know the power of a single voice. One story can affect the lives of millions. One voice can resonate for generations. Think about Shakespeare, Darwin, Jane Austen, Tolstoy. Frederick Douglass. Harper Lee. James Baldwin. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Maya Angelou. Maxine Hong Kingston. George Orwell. Toni Morrison. Viet Thanh Nguyen. Margaret Atwood. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Ibram X Kendi. These writers, and so many more, had a profound influence on the way we understand the world around us. Their words changed our worlds. Their voices made a difference.
Tomorrow, your vote is your voice. All Americans have the right to have their voice heard and their vote counted. Do not throw away your rights. Use your voice. Tell your story.
What a privilege it is to live in a country where we each have a say in our future! Don't let ANYONE take that away from you. Vote. Sing. Dance. Bring joy to the polls with these amazing Spotify playlists.
Denounce violence and hatred and bullies and cheaters. If you believe in the bible, follow its teachings and love thy neighbor. If you believe in humanity, care for others. Inspire your children to be kind and empathetic. Keep your hearts and minds open. Learn from your mistakes, practice forgiveness.
Today, tomorrow, and every day after, celebrate freedom and democracy. Take nothing for granted. Use your voice. #wewillnotbesilent