Are you Registered to Vote?

“Voting is our right, our voice and our opportunity to elect officials in office. Voting gives me an opportunity to fight for my parents’ rights and their struggle.”

~ Maria Briseno, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (IL)

“After George Zimmerman was found “not guilty” in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, many parents like me realized that if my child was murdered, I’d want justice decided by a jury that included people like me.”

~ Jeretha McKinley, National Program Director for HealthConnect One (GA)

“Two daughters and a mother shared their voting address changes with their neighbor and she was excited, saying, “I really don’t care to vote but if you can register me, I will.” I was pleased to do so for her and her two children. I also explained every vote counts and told her not to count hers or her family’s out.”

~ Terrie Smith, Community-Based Doula, BirthMatters (SC)

“It was a privilege to vote for the first African-American President. It gave Latinos hope … Now, a minority child can aspire to be more than a musician or an athlete. Now, he can be a President. My gente (people) need a candidate to know their struggle. Registering to vote lets the candidates know Latinos are here.”

~ Maria Briseno, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (IL)