*With today being Super Tuesday, our good buddy/friend, Dr. Eric Chambers sent us a video report he put together with actress/Dr. T’Keyah Crystal Keymah on the importance of voting.
In Dr. Chambers’ report, partially taped at the recent NAACP Image Awards, he spoke to Tiffany Dena Loftin, the NAACP National Youth & College Director, about voting.
“We get so caught up in voting for the person or the amendments,” Loftin tells Dr. Chambers.” I want folks to start showing up to the ballot with their agenda and their values as the first thing they’re going to vote for so when they check those boxes.”
Loftin adds …
“It’s important ‘cause when I go to the ballot box, I’m not thinking which candidate is the perfect candidate, I’m thinking that my community is not terrorized by the police. I care that students are able to receive a sensible and affordable education. I care that women can choose to do what they want with their own bodies. And those are things when I go to the box, I say those are my issues. And if we remember that, we will never get tired or offended about voting for the lesser of two evils. We don’t have to vote for the lesser of two evils. You can vote for your values. And that’s why we go to the ballot box.”
Meanwhile, at the recent Taste of Soul Family Festival, Dr. Keymah spoke to members of Delta Sigma Theta regarding their special message to those who are already voters and those who are not registered to vote.
Also check out the video above for that.
Now, if you didn’t know, on Super Tuesday, the greatest number of U.S. states hold primary elections and caucuses. More delegates to the presidential nominating conventions can be won on Super Tuesday than on any other day, amounting to approximately a third of all delegates.
It is, therefore, a strong indicator of the likely eventual nominee.
The particular states holding primaries on Super Tuesday have varied from year to year because each state selects its election day separately.
Tuesday is the traditional day for elections in the United States. The phrase Super Tuesday has been used to refer to presidential primary elections since at least 1976. It is an unofficial term used by journalists and political pundits.
In 2020, Super Tuesday is occurring today, March 3. Fourteen state primaries and the American Samoa caucuses will take place, amounting to 1357 pledged delegates—34.1% of the nationwide total.
If you want more info on Super Tuesday, get it at Wikipedia.