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#WhyWeVote Campaign | Ann Lynn Parker’s #WhyIVote Story

[VISUAL DESC: Ann Lynn, an African American female, is wearing glasses, a black headband with a puff hairstyle pulled on the top of her head, and a yellow jacket. Beneath her jacket, there is a dark blue blouse with multicolored patterns and a partial view of black top. Behind her is a light blue wall.

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[Slide shows the content: Why is it important to you to vote?]

The answer is simple: Black people died and were denied the right to vote. Black people were beaten, arrested, mauled by dogs, required to take literacy tests and pass, compelled to pay poll taxes just because they wanted to vote. They had the same rights, same citizenship as other people; however local and state officials back then deemed that black people weren’t as equal. That’s why your voting matters. In the honor of our legacy of Black people, who fought, marched and demanded equality, we ought to have equal rights to vote. Your vote matters. Go vote.

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