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“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.”  
– Hillary Clinton

“Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.”  
– Robert Frost

“It is amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns, to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral, self-righteous, bullying laziness.”
– Penn Jillette, American magician, juggler, comedian, musician, inventor, actor, filmmaker, television personality and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller

“Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.”
– Keith Ellison has been the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district since 2007 and Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee since 2017

“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.”
– Charles Bukowski, German-born American writer influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles

“Remember, it is not about voting for the perfect candidate – there is no such thing. Presidents are human.” 
– Michelle Obama, American lawyer, writer, and former First Lady of the United States

“Voting is our right, but it is also our responsibility because if we don’t take the next step and elect leaders who are committed to building a better future for our kids, other rights – our rights to clean air, clean water, health, and prosperity – are placed directly in harm’s way.”

– Thomas Fahr Steyer, American billionaire hedge fund manager, philanthropist, environmentalist, liberal activist, and fundraiser

“Voting is how we participate in a civic society—be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It’s the way we teach our children – in school elections – how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice.”
– Loretta Lynch, American lawyer who served as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015 to succeed Eric Holder

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”
– James Bovard, American libertarian author, journalist, and lecturer whose political commentary targets examples of waste, failures, corruption, cronyism and abuses of power in government

“Voting is a civic sacrament.”
– Rev. Theodore Martin Hesburgh, Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former president of the University of Notre Dame University

“Our DNA is as a consumer company – for that individual customer who’s voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That’s who we think about. And we think that our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience. And if it’s not up to par, it’s our fault, plain and simply.”
– Steve Jobs, American entrepreneur and business magnate; chairman, chief executive officer, and a co-founder of Apple, Inc.

“You’re not just voting for an individual, in my judgment, you’re voting for an agenda. You’re voting for a platform. You’re voting for a political philosophy.”
– Colin Powell, American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army born in Harlem, New York as the son of Jamaican immigrants

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