01 Nov 2016

Walking into the voting booth is but one part of my effort to send a better letter to the future for our children. I walk in already up to speed on the issues and candidate positions and records. And when I leave the voting booth, I leave committed to holding elected officials accountable – whether they are my candidates or not. Black women, like Ms. Jackson from my childhood church in Newark, NJ taught me that whatever I can do is whatever I must do “for the people.” And I know that when Black women cast informed votes, communities benefit because we bring our families, our communities into the booths with us.

Emma Jordan-Simpson
Executive Pastor, The Concord Baptist Church of Christ

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