VIDEO: We’ve Got The Power! Who Knew?
More than anything, the historic 2008 elections and Barack Obama’s election day victory were a testament to the power and the promise of democracy in the United States of America.Â In the face of long lines, dirty politics, threatened voter suppression, and the legacy of racism, the will of the American people ruled the day and made history.
And what was the deciding factor?Â Young people and African Americans – two groups that historically don’t exercise the right – discovered politics.
Young folks and black folks have always complained that voting doesn’t change America, and to a degree that’s correct.Â Voting by itself has never changed anything. Continue reading