Tuesday, September 27. is National Voter Registration Day. This day is so important because local, state and national organizations come together to coordinate thousands of nationwide events to bring awareness to ballot initiatives.
This year, as a part of the Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows program, I went on a trip studying the Civil Rights Movement through the deep south. On the trip, I learned more about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the fight for voting rights in our country. It breaks my heart that voter registration is a fight many people in our country struggled to win and many other countries still fight for every day. Despite winning this fight though, so many young people decide not tovote. It is such a privilege to be citizens of a country that wants to hear our voices yet we decide not to use them. It really frustrates me, and frankly, drives me a little crazy.