HANK SANDERS·TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
I am going to vote on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. I am going to vote because my vote matters. I am going to vote because your vote matters. I am going to vote because my vote is my voice. I am going to vote because my mother and father were denied the right to vote for most of their lives. I am going to vote because I couldn’t vote in Alabama when I became of age. I am going to vote because too many are working to make it more difficult for me and others to vote. I am going to vote because people died so I and others could vote. I am going to vote on Tuesday, December 12.
I know my vote matters. This election will be close. My vote and your vote may well make the difference in who is elected to fill this U.S. Senate seat for Alabama. And whoever is elected to the United States Senate may well determine whether America moves forward or slides backward. My vote and your vote can help America move forward. I am going to vote on Tuesday, December 12. I could not vote in Alabama when I turned 18 or 19 or 20 or 21. Most Black folks in Alabama could not vote at the time. My mother, who was born in 1921, could not vote until she was in her forties. My father, born in 1914, could not vote until he was in his fifties. Not being able to vote as a grown man made me feel that I was less than people of other races. I don’t want to go back to those days again. I am going to vote on Tuesday, December 12.