Protests for Justice
The League of Women Voters applauds and supports our friends, partners, and fellow community members demonstrating peacefully throughout our county to end racial, social, political, and economic injustice. We congratulate the organizers on their success in bringing together such large and diverse groups to make the case that we must support each other in the struggle for justice, equality, and an end to discrimination and persecution.
We must elect leaders who champion policies that ensure justice for everyone. We urge all those who care about our democracy to organize, protest, educate, and vote. Terrence Floyd, in the midst of his profound grief over the killing of his brother George, admonished protesters in Minneapolis:
Let's stop thinking that our voice don't matter and vote. Educate yourself. Don't wait for somebody else to tell you who's who. Educate yourself and know who you're voting for.
We couldn’t have said it better. Vote as if your life depended on it. It well might. The November 3 election is crucial for our democracy. We encourage everyone to register, educate yourself on the issues and candidates, and vote.
Black Lives Matter.
Ann Havlik and Cindy Marie Absey
Terrence Floyd quote from Business Insider, June 1, 2020
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.
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