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33 Quotes About Voting That Will Inspire You to Use Your Voice-Latestgrouplink

33 Quotes About Voting That Will Inspire You to Use Your Voice-Latestgrouplink
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Election Day 2022, which falls on Tuesday, November 8, is fast approaching. For many people throughout the United States, this will be the first year they’re eligible to exercise one of their most important civic duties and vote. With continuous media coverage and all of your Instagram and TikTok followers reminding you to register to vote, it can definitely feel a little overwhelming. But it is so crucial to cast your ballot and make your voice heard, and these impactful voting quotes prove just that.

ICYMI, we have a step-by-step guide on how to register to vote for the first time — check it out here. The biggest issues facing the United States are all on the ballot this election — that includes reproductive rights, gun control, and the fight to combat climate change. If you’re eligible to vote, you cannot sit this midterm election out. So for an extra dose of inspiration, read on for 33 voting quotes from some of your favorite leaders, change-makers, and celebrities that will empower you to participate in the democratic process this Election Day.

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Barack Obama

“You wouldn’t let your grandparents pick your playlist. Why would you let them pick your representative who’s going to determine your future?” —Speaking with ATTN: in 2018

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Lizzo

“I just want to encourage people to register to vote. That is the most important thing to me. Because there’s a lot of upset people, and there’s a lot of people who have power.” —From a 2020 interview with Vogue

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Olivia Rodrigo

“Our bodies should never be in the hands of politicians. I hope we can raise our voices to protect our right to have a safe abortion, which is a right that so many people before us have worked so hard to get.” —During a June 2022 “SOUR” tour stop, following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

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Billie Eillish

“With what is going on in our country, we need to get out to the polls and vote for what we believe in. Not showing up is not an option.” —During a 2022 tour stop

“We all have to vote like our lives and the world depend on it, because they do. The only way to be certain of the future is to make it ourselves.” —A speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention

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Yara Shahidi

“4 days until midterm elections dance ✨ Let’s show up in any and every way possible (shout out to all of the early voters) and remember that we vote for not only ourselves, but for ‘all of our sons and daughters’ and every layer & intersection of identity ✨ we vote for each other.” —On Instagram in 2018

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Lana Condor

“I am voting this year because, now more than ever, we must use our powerful voices to create real change. We have learned A LOT in the past six months, and it’s time to put our beliefs into action. I am voting not only to represent myself, but to represent the community as a whole. A community that deserves better. Voting is such a powerful tool to create real change, so that our children can grow up in a better world than we did. I refuse to believe that this is the best America can be. I know it can be better. We can be better. Our leader must be better. And that is why I am voting in the 2020 election.” —From a 2020 interview with Marie Claire

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Miley Cyrus

“I can’t express the importance enough, especially if young people getting out there and being active and making sure that their friends, their family are voting and have the information about whether it’s mailing in, about the state of our country right now. It’s just crucial that we get out there and make changes, and we have someone fit for the job of running our country.” —From an interview with Fitzy & Wippa

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“The denial of this sacred right is a tragic betrayal of the highest mandates of our democratic tradition. And so our most urgent request to the president of the United States and every member of Congress is to give us the right to vote.” —1957 speech at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, given in front of the Lincoln memorial

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Dove Cameron

“Between the war on women’s bodies, the climate crisis, and the rampant systemic racism that infects our nation, just to name a few, the time to use our voice is now. As in right now.” —Speaking for Rock the Vote in 2020

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Kylie Jenner

“We have the power to make a difference. But we need to VOTE.” —From an Instagram Story in 2020

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Taylor Swift

“It’s not enough to just want change. It’s not enough to just want to vote. You have to go and make change by voting.” —From an Instagram Live in 2018

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Vice President Kamala Harris

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Selena Gomez

“The people in elected positions impact all of us and make decisions on the issues that we care about, including our right to vote. This November, in our midterm elections, we will decide who serves in all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 of 100 seats in the Senate, and countless elected officials at the local and state level. But we can’t ignore that a lot of people don’t vote in the midterm elections, and that’s why we’re here together today, to change the culture around voting and increase participation in each and every election.” —During a speech at the 2022 When We All Vote Culture of Democracy Summit

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The Jonas Brothers

“We are just 100 days out from the general election on November 3rd, one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. With the challenges we face as a country, from the emergence of COVID-19, to police violence and racial bias, your involvement in this fight is more important than ever.” —The Jonas Brothers on Instagram in 2020

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Demi Lovato

“Share it with your friends and fam who may need it 🖤 Let’s all do our part and place our votes this year! It’s so important.” —Demi on Instagram

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Hailey Baldwin

“This years election to me is the most important of my lifetime, and I hope you feel the same. ” —From her Instagram in 2020

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Justin Bieber

“Living in the US I see how this country affects not only people here but all around the world. There are so many things people need help with that I hope all of you who can get out and Vote and make your voices heard. I would if I could :)” —From Twitter in 2018

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Tamika Palmer – Mother of Breonna Taylor

“I’m voting the elect leaders who will work for the people to end systemic racism. The time is over for career politicians who no longer have the best interest of our country at heart. I’m voting for change so that Breonna’s death is not in vain.” —In a 2020 interview with Marie Claire

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Deja Foxx

“Young people are showing up for ourselves. We’re creating, and what we need is amplification, what we need is resources, what we need is for you to open those doors behind you.” —During a speech at the 2022 When We All Vote Culture of Democracy Summit

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Sofia Carson

“Make a difference in your community’s future, in our country’s future, unmute your voice, and speak up about what you believe in. Register to vote because your vote is your voice.” —A speech at the Video Music Awards

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Kristen Stewart

“I am voting because I WANT to believe in our country. Because I believe in climate change. I believe in systemic racism. I believe in freedom of speech and the right to assemble. I believe in gun control. I believe that women have a right to make choices about their own bodies. I believe people have the right to live and love and identify however they feel in their hearts without fear. I believe that people care about each other.” —From fiancée Dylan Meyer’s Instagram in 2020

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Michelle Obama

“They’re hoping that you’ll stay home so that they can make these important decisions for you.” —Speaking with Shonda Rhimes in Harper’s BAZAAR in 2020

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Megan Rapinoe

“I believe voting is part of a deep responsibility I have to make this country better. Every right and liberty I enjoy has been voted into law. Now those of us who have those rights must vote in the interest of others. The world I want to live in isn’t reflected in our government officials and that needs to change. That’s why I’m voting.” —In a 2020 interview with Marie Claire

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Beyoncé

“We are not helpless. The fire is still burning. Please go out and vote this November. Too many people have died and sacrificed so much for us to have our voice, we have to use it. Get in formation. Use our voices to do something great for our children.” —During a 2016 Tidal X performance

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Hillary Clinton

“This can’t be another woulda-coulda-shoulda election. If you’re voting by mail, request your ballot now, and send it back as soon as you can. If you vote in person, do it early. Bring a friend and wear a mask. Become a poll worker. Most of all, no matter what, vote. And convince everyone you know to vote.” —From a speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention

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Rihanna

“I don’t care what responsibilities you have today, there’s no greater responsibility than being in control of your future and the future starts NOW!! We don’t have time, no procrastinating, don’t let the discouragement take you off coarse, that’s not how my people or my generation will go down…this is the loudest way to make your voice heard!” —From an Instagram post in 2018

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Oprah

“Do your part. VOTE! Where ever you live. Use your Vote as your voice.” —From an Instagram post in 2018

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Cardi B

“Another way for people to take power — I don’t wanna make everything political, but it is what it is — it’s by voting.” —From Twitter in 2020

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Meghan Markle

“At this juncture, if we aren’t part of the solution, we are part of the problem. If you aren’t going out there and voting, then you’re complicit. If you’re complacent, you’re complicit.” —2020 speech at an event for Michelle Obama’s voter registration group

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Chadwick Boseman

“You think you can’t change the world? You can. YOUTH OF AMERICA, WE NEED YOU. This is your chance. Get out there and #VOTE. Our lives depend on it.” —From his Facebook in 2018

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