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Voters of NC – Rakeem

Voters at Smith Recreation Center early voting site in Fayetteville, NC on Oct. 31, 2020. Photo by Briana Brough

Rakeem Jones, 31

Fayetteville, NC

I voted because I just felt like it was the next step. Much of the work for the past couple of months has been protesting. Now that we’ve protested, I think that makes the vote stronger. We’re active. We’re powerful. It’s my right and my duty to vote. The next step now – which a lot of people forget – is to hold these people accountable. It’s not so much the national elections that matter most. It’s the election in your city, your town, that matters most.

Photo by Briana Brough 

Eleanore Wood