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Kendrick Sampson on Why Midterms Matter

“Insecure” star Kendrick Sampson is voting to make sure people like him and his family feel safe and heard.

“Houston is a very diverse community and I came from a very diverse ethnic background and political background,” he explained. “It caused me to listen and understand because a lot of these people were, you know, people that I loved.”

Sampson explained that mental health problems are prominent in his family, and that he deals with a lot of anxiety issues. Because of this, he’s very invested in mental health as well as criminal justice reform and ending police brutality. He is also adamant and vocal about ending white supremacy.

“The future of this country is diverse; it’s a lot more diverse than it looks, it’s a lot more diverse than the census tells us that it is,” he stated. “This election can change a lot of that drastically. There are radical people out there including Beto [O’Rourke] in Texas.”

Sampson says he’s eager to see 2018’s diverse group of political candidates change the face of politics.

“A lot of them are authentic genuine, and progressive,” he stated. “It’s really important to get out there and support these candidates that look a lot more like us and what America is going to look like, how diverse America is going to be, and how diverse America already is…”

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