In Rep. John Lewis’ 2020 essay Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation, the late Georgia congressman channeled the legacy of his mentor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.”
As Dr. King said in 1963, “This is the time for vigorous and positive action.”
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