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#WhyWeVote Campaign | Michelle Camara’s #WhyIVote Story

[VIDEO DESC: Michelle, a white female, is wearing a v-neck dark blue shirt and a pair of dark eyeglasses. Behind her is a sage green background with a gold framed picture between a pair of mirrors.]

[TRANSCRIPT]

[Slide shows the content: Do you remember the first time you voted? What was that like?]

Yes it was on 2nd of November 2004. I was 18 years old, first semester a college student after graduated High School. The experience was adrenaline, as I was able to voting my voice. It was a most empowered moment for me to be able to vote.

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

Historically, people has fought and won the right to vote as a woman and Deaf. I value the history of that and thankful for those two groups that given me the opportunity ability to vote today.

[Slide shows the content: Do you remember your grandmother voting?]

I didn’t know and I reached out to my grandmother. I asked her the question when she first voted. She chuckled and that was very long time ago. The first time when I eighteen years old in year 1960. I am looking forward to vote again this November.

[Slide shows the content: What message do you offer to the community about voting?]

Vote is so much more than just electing the presidency. You will be able to vote your local, state and federal level. In each of props, laws and etc. all they have historically chained behind it. It is very important to read and understand the history before you vote your voice. Your vote will support your beliefs, your loved ones and community’s. Your voice matter!

[Slide shows the content: If you could change 1 or 2 things about the country (or our community), what would they be?]

Change usually happen and effective successful when it starts with yourself. Then it will ripple effect to the locally and change the community’s voice. Then it will become a ripple effect upward state and then to the federal level. It will become a mutual goal and voice within the community. Important is to have a dialogue and listen to your loved one and community. Again, your voice and vote matter!

[Slide shows the content: Will you vote this year? How important is it to vote this year?]

Yes and I have never missed the vote opportunity since 2004. So yes I will vote next month and you should do the same thing because your vote matter!

[END TRANSCRIPT]

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