We are engaging in a battle for our freedom. Everything we have achieved over the last 60 years is now up for a vote tomorrow. If you’re a woman, your right to choose is on the ballot. If you’re African American, your right to vote is on the ballot. If you’re poor, your right to feed yourself is on the ballot. If you’re LGBTQ+, you’re right to love who you love is on the ballot. If you’re a senior citizen, your social security is on the ballot. And if you’re a young voter, your future is on the ballot. This is not just a time to vote against something; it is a time of incredible opportunity — to extend all the rights and freedoms we’ve fought and bled for to future generations, so they don’t have to live with the injustices many of us did. We paid at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. We paid at Stonewall. All we’ve achieved has to be defended tomorrow. And so I say this to you tonight: vote. No matter what, vote. If the lines are long, wait. A few hours in line to vote is better than your future and your freedoms in the hands of those who don’t have your best interest at heart. They may be making it harder to vote, but that right is still yours as long as you fight for it.
The poster below was distributed by students in Atlanta, Georgia to encourage other students to vote in the 2022 mid-term election.