"It's a privilege, it's a right, it's a spiritual necessity:" Brenda Luckett remembers her parents working with Dr. Aaron Henry and Fannie Lou Hamer for the right to vote. Aallyah Wright leads this conversation about how Brenda "set the stage for young folks like me" -- and guides us through voting today.
To VOTE in Mississippi:
1) Voter Guides like Mississippi Today's help you research the candidates & issues: https://mississippitoday.org/voter-guide-2020/
2) Polls open 7am-7pm. IF YOU ARE IN LINE BEFORE 7PM, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
3) Mask up to protect each other.
4) Check your voter registration status & polling location on the Secretary of State's website: www.sos.ms.gov/elections-voting
5) Bring photo ID. Driver's license, Veteran's card, student ID, and more count! Full list: https://msvoterid.ms.gov/Pages/VoterIDAcceptID.htm
6) Request a provisional ballot if you're not registered. It's your right! You can resolve your registration issue after the election.
7) Campaign clothes aren't allowed at the polls.
8) If you encounter issues at the polls, contact your Circuit Clerk, the Secretary of State, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund -- and even Aallyah Wright or other journalists: firstname.lastname@example.org
"If you really want to have a voice, if you really want to pay homage to our ancestors, if you really want to have something to say about what happens in your own community -- you really have to vote."
THANKS to Brenda and everyone working the polls today; Aallyah and other journalists for the work they do; Coahoma County Branch NAACP and everyone who works to protect our rights -- and all y'all who VOTE!