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You see, I'm here to tell you that just because you win doesn't mean [you've] won, i come from a state where I was not entitled to become the governor, but as an American citizen and as a citizen of Georgia, I'm going to fight for every person who has the right to vote to be able to cast that vote. And here in Virginia, you need to cast that vote for Terry McAuliffe!
If you want to figure out what could happen to you if you don't get out and vote, pick up a newspaper that talks about Georgia. If you want to know what happens in nine days, if we don't get out and vote, looking at what's happening in Texas, if you want to know what happens to Virginia, if we don't vote, if you don't turn out on November the 2nd, then remember what you felt like in November of 2016.
What has been problematic is the type of restrictive ID that we've seen pop up, our point is simply that the restrictions on the forms of ID should meet the needs of the people. And what he is proposing makes sense because it says what we've had in this country for so many decades which is that people can prove their identity in various ways but we should not narrow the playing field so much that we push voters out of participation simply because of restrictions that make no sense and do not increase security.
The characters and their adventures are what I'd wished to read as a young Black woman -- stories that showcase women of color as nuanced, determined, and exciting, as Selena Montgomery.Berkley and as Stacey, I am proud to be a part of the romance writing community and excited that Berkley is reintroducing these stories for new readers and faithful fans.
According to the current analysis we are running even or ahead of where we were in 2020 November election, but we know that this is just the beginning we still have to get to Election Day and I don't count anything until it's done, but we are incredibly enthusiastic not only about African American turnout, but we have seen increases among Latino and API voters.
As a young black woman, growing up in Mississippi, I learned that if you don't raise your hand, people won't see you, and they won't give you attention, but it's not about attention for being the running mate, it is about making sure that my qualifications aren't in question, because they're not just speaking to me, they're speaking to young black women, young women of color, young people of color, who wonder if they too can be seen.
I would share your concern about not picking a woman of color, because women of color -- particularly Black women -- are the strongest part of the Democratic Party, Democratic Party, but that loyalty isn't simply how we vote, it's how we work, and if we want to signal that that work will continue, that we're going to reach not just to certain segments of our community, but to the entire country, then we need a ticket that reflects the diversity of America.
For me it was déjà vu. I am very aware of the frailty and the fallacy of the notion of acts of democracy in Georgia, we watched the secretary of state in 2018 set up a system of voter suppression and we watched the current secretary of state continue the same work. The reality is this was a mix of incompetence, malfeasance. It was a deliberate indifference to voters and it's a solvable problem.
I know that my résumé... is usually reduced to' She didn't become the governor of Georgia.' But it is important to understand all the things I did to prepare for that contest, that campaign was not a whim. It was the outcome of decades of deliberate work building my capacity to serve as many people as I could, in the most effective way possible.
I think this is the right time. Look, I think it was important that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have the time Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders needed and the space Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders needed to make the decision about what Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was going to do with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign and now Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has endorsed, President Barack Obama has endorsed, and I was very, very glad to do it today.
So let's be clear -- this is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper, as a woman of conscience and faith, I can not concede that. But, my assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy. Now, I can certainly bring a new case to keep this one contest alive, but I don't want to hold public office if I need to scheme my way into the post. Because the title of governor isn't nearly as important as our shared title -- voters. And that is why we fight on.
Voter suppression is not simply about being told' no,' it's about being told it is going to be hard to cast a ballot. And that's the deeper concern that I have. Because under( his) eight years of leadership, Mr. Kemp has created an atmosphere of fear around the right to vote in the state of Georgia.
I'm an African American woman who is charting a very different path to doing this, i think people want to know : Will it work ? But I also think they're excited by the possibility it could work. Because it changes the conversation about how we have these debates, how we run these campaigns. It shows that there's another way to win.
Part of the responsibility is to have honest and authentic conversations about race, what we have to talk about is how race intersects with power. And my mission is to demonstrate that we can change the face of power, evolve it to include more people and people of different complexions and different backgrounds without diminishing anyone else's access to opportunity.
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