100 years in the past girls had the appropriate to vote: as we speak 100 girls clarify what meaning for them
Pierre Joseph, 36: This is the first presidential election I’ve been in since I became a citizen of the United States. This is such a critical right, duty, and privilege. In the country I was born in, my voice didn’t mean much, even though I voted. But I am confident that it will be different here in the US.
Hannah Bronfman, 33: I remember when Al Gore lost too [George W.] bush and very confused about the voting between the people and the electoral college. Then the first presidential election I got to vote was in 2008, when Obama won. And now that I’m getting involved in motherhood, I’m even more inclined to choose because I want to bring my baby to an environmentally friendly and racially fair America.
Erin McCart, 39: The ability to choose means that we are in control of standing up for our beliefs. After massive government closures, closed schools, skyrocketing unemployment and countless protests, we have all been given a powerful reminder of the importance of voting so that we can have a say on the features and decisions we want in our leaders. Our right to vote, which we haven’t always had and which unfortunately many people around the world still don’t, is one of our most sacred freedoms as Americans.
Jessi Raulet, 34: I am a black American voter living overseas in France and voting has always been essential. Voting is about taking our future into our own hands with our collective voice, but that only works if we all do our bit! The reputation of the United States motivated me even more to make sure that my friends and family at home also vote. No matter what, I’m sure I’ll do my part even though I’m an ocean away.
Alexandria “Dria” tree, 33: Votes are not taken lightly, especially when you have the right to vote. We couldn’t be in our country at a more critical time and it is really important that your voice is heard in every possible way so that we can continue to fight for social justice and equality for all. As a bi-racial Latina, I want to remind young black and brown voters that as our communities grow, so does our power. Use yours and vote!
Katie Harris, 34: Voting gives us the opportunity to shape our future. This is incredibly valuable, especially when women have only had a say for 100 years. When a person wants to change the world, they can feel very lonely. It’s easy to feel small and powerless about big problems, especially when politicians are trying to silence opponents. When we vote, we join our voices and become powerful together. If we vote, we will change the future together. When voting, we can say with a clear, strong voice: “We deserve better and we demand