17 Jan 2022INSTAGRAM.com
On his Instagram
Today, on his birthday, I’m wondering what Martin Luther King would think about our society’s progress with civil rights… I’m sensing he’d wear a grimace. Not a very happy birthday. The current drive by legislators in several states to restrict voting isn’t even subtle racism - it’s blatant. It reminded me of a quote by President Lyndon Johnson, that I learned when preparing to portray him in a Broadway play. LBJ was the architect of the voting rights act of 1965 that made it easier - not harder for all people to vote… and isn’t that what democracy means, encouraging all citizens to participate in their government? […] We’ve got a long way to go, but Dr. King was not one to give up, and neither should we. Have a nice day. Be kind. Stay well. BC #PassVotingRightsNow #MLK #MLKDAY
In a statement released just as Biden ended his speech on the anniversary of the Jan. 6th Capitol riot, and once again claiming the 2020 elections were rigged
This political theater is all just a distraction for the fact Biden has completely and totally failed. […] It’s because they don’t have the answers or justifications for what happened. They got away with something, and it is leading to our Country’s destruction.
19 Oct 2021INSTAGRAM.com
On her Instagram
I was just arrested for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights. Stand with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live. #DontMuteOurVote
At a rally in Georgia
If I lost, I would be a very gracious loser. If I lost, I would say I lost and I would go to Florida and I would take it easy.[…] You must go vote and vote early starting December 14. You have to do it. They cheated and they rigged our presidential election, but we will still win it. We will still win it. We’ll still win it. And they’re going to try and rig this election, too.
21 Oct 2020INSTAGRAM.com
On her Instagram
When I was a little girl, I always knew I wanted to live and work in America. I came here a decade ago with one suitcase and a doona (duvet) and a hard working mindset. I’ve met so many amazing and talented Americans whilst I’ve been here and sending love to you guys with the upcoming election #vote
22 Sep 2020INSTAGRAM.com
On her Instagram
Over the years I’ve said it in as many ways as I know how: VOTE! What I know for sure, it’s the only way to have a voice in moving yourself and the country forward. Tap the link in my bio to check your status and register to vote if you haven’t already.
21 Aug 2020TWITTER.com
In a video on The Sun
We vote to honor those who came before us and to protect those that come after us…that’s what community is all about and that’s specifically what this election is all about. You know I think. We’re only 75 days away from election day. And, that is so, very close. And yet there is much work to be done in that amount of time. Because we all know what’s at stake this year. I know it, I think all of you certainly know it if you are here at this fun event with us. Then, you’re just as mobilised and energised to see the change we all need and deserve.
5 Jun 2018TWITTER.com
In a tweet
CALIFORNIANS! What’s important to you? Is it gun violence? Immigration? Women’s rights? Prison reform? The #CAPrimary is tomorrow 6/5. It’s your chance to make your voice heard! Get informed & go Vote, whatever u believe, just exercise your right!
In an interview with Rolling Stone, when asked if he was interested in entering the political arena
I mean, look, people are very excited, and it’s so flattering that they’re excited. I think it’s also a function of being very unsatisfied with our current president. But this is a skill set that requires years and years of experience. On a local level, on a state level and then on a national level. I have the utmost respect for our country and that position, and I’m not delusioned in any way to think, ‘Oh, absolutely, if Trump can do it, I can do it, and I’ll see you in 20-whatever, get ready.’ Not at all. I think in a lot of people’s minds, what Trump has proved is that anybody can run for president. And in a lot of people’s minds, what he’s also proved is that not everybody should run for president. What I’m sensing now is that we have to pivot back to people who have a deep-rooted knowledge of American history and politics and experience in policy and how laws get made. I think that pivot has to happen.
3 Dec 2017INSTAGRAM.com
On her Instagram
Honored to be able to rep my generation at the Teen Vogue summit and discuss the importance of civic engagement // investing in our global community// and voting (especially during midterms) with Secretary Clinton. Thank you @elainewelteroth for the ardent support and continuing to provide me and my peers with a beautiful platform to amplify what we care about (also thanks to @lilmanshahidi for letting me borrow your clipboard)