Laverne Cox Explains Why Voting Is So Important
Laverne Cox said we need to get to the polls because everything is on the line.
“I stand before you today as a proud, Black, transgender woman. I stand before you an artist, an actress, a sister, and a daughter, and a voter,” she stated. “And I believe it’s important to name the various intersection components of my multiple identities, because I am not just one thing, and neither are you.”
Cox said it’s crucial for young voters to get out in November because all voters should and because “elections have consequences.” She also said we cannot look around at what’s going on in the world and not understand our roles as voters in a really deep way.
“If you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you’re an immigrant of any kind, if you’re a person with a disability, if you are a woman, you need to vote,” she stated. “Your voice is so important, and you being represented by your government is so crucial and so important, and there are forces out there that do not want you to be represented, that want to limit your right to vote.”
Cox emphasized that “your vote is your choice” and has the ability to change the world.