When you read the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, it says, “We, the People.” That includes African-Americans, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans – anybody in this country.
For far too long, African-Americans, frankly, were not included in “We, the People.” Congresswoman Barbara Jordan – she talked about that – what it means to be included in “We, the People” during her famous Watergate testimony hearing. What’s important for everybody listening is that – to understand this here. That is we are citizens of this country, and that means every, single one of us using our right to the ballot box to be able to let our voices be heard.
We’ve seen billionaires invest millions of dollars trying to sway this election. We’ve seen them run ads – attack ads – in the primary and the general election. We’ve seen folks drop 5, 10, 20, 30, $100 million because, see, they want to overrule the voices of the people.
But the fact of the matter is this here. No matter how much money they have invested, no – no matter how many attack ads, no matter how many political consultants, the real power rests with you when you go to the ballot box. That’s why no one can sit at home and say their vote doesn’t matter. Your vote impacts your local, county, state and the federal election. And so if you want to change America, then you must use that vote – not complain, not say what should be done; but the first step is for you to go vote on Tuesday. And after you vote on Tuesday, the real work begins on Wednesday on how we’re going to change this country for the better.