Don’t sit this election season out! #NowIsTheTime
and a #PoliticsForWeThePeople
!!! #WeAreTheOnes #BeTheChange
With God, #WeAllWeGot
! 😆#EveryElectionMatters #EveryVoteCounts #YourVoteCounts #MidtermElection #MidtermElections
: Today, as part of his message for Young Adult Sunday @fcbcnyc
, Pastor Willie preached about #aCaseForChange
. This message included remarks that laws can change, for the better AND for the worse. He uplifted the August 6, 1965 bill signage of the #VotingRightsAct
, which gave black people true access to the ballot, as an example that laws can change for the better. He also lifted up the Supreme Court’s 2013 gutting of the #VRA
as an example that laws can change for the worse. .
As justification for gutting the #VRA
, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. remarked that “[o]ur country has changed.” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg summarized her dissent by citing the words of the Rev. Dr. #MartinLutherKingJr
. and said his legacy and the nation’s commitment to justice had been “disserved by today’s decision.”
Today is the one year anniversary of the tragic “Unite the Right” Rally, where the marchers chanted racist and antisemitic slogans and carried semi-automatic rifles, swastikas, Nazi symbols, Confederate battle flags, and other symbols of various past and present anti-Muslim and antisemitic groups. And, a year ago today, at that same march, a self-identified white supremacist engaged in domestic terrorism by ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing #HeatherHeyer
and injuring 19. .
Yes, America has changed. But not enough. As #EllaJoBaker
famously remarked: “Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.” And the list goes on and on regarding what needs to change in America... .
To create just laws and a just nation, #America
STILL needs the #VRA
and for us -Black people of conscience, love and faith - to vote en masse. #AllSoulsToThePolls #FCBCregisters #FCBCvotes #RestoreVRA #EveryVotesCounts #EveryElectionMatters #Charlottesville