"The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it." ― John Lewis
The above quotation is excerpted from “Together, You can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis, published in the New York Times on July 30, 2020, the day of his funeral.
In my state of Washington, we vote in the primary election for state and federal offices just five days from now. With the rest of the country, we’ll vote in the general election in a little under 100 days. John Lewis’s inspiring words on the promise and meaning of our country both challenge me and give me hope.
"Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself." ― John Lewis
For the complete text: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/john-lewis-civil-rights-america.html
― Margaret D. McGee