L. A. Justice bought into the myth that our vote does not count. She came around on her terms that it does. And she is doing something about it. Here is her inspiring story. (Video goes public after it airs for nonmembers.)
L. A. Justice on voting and more
While attending the #1619Project Book Club on Twitter Space, I heard something that raised my eyebrows with excitement. The leader of the book club project, L. A. Justice, got a bit personal about her voting. L. A. said that she has started voting and encouraging others to vote in the last few years. She did not vote for President Obama or anyone else for that matter.
Her prose got to me because millions hold her reasoning for not voting. I encounter it often in my activism. I wanted to have her on Politics Done Right because her story will make others pause and reevaluate their decision not to vote.
L. A. Justice is brilliant. Moreover, she is both a scientist, theologian, and historian. Convincing herself for decades that her vote did not matter may seem counterintuitive. But this is more prevalent than one would believe. My neighbor, a computer programmer/software developer and immigrant from South America, refuses to vote because he thinks it does not make a difference. I am sure if he listens to L. A., it will give him pause. He may take a second look.
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