"We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. "

"I say the least you can do is vote. Vote every time. Let nothing and no one stop you because your vote is your voice. It’s the route — sometimes the very slow route — but, the only sure route, to change."

"Let people view themselves as Americans first, that the basic founding principles of the country could be adhered to, whether it’s equality or social justice. Let people give each other a chance."

"As civil-rights heroes have known since the country’s founding, in a democracy all rights begin with the right to vote. "

"We don’t get the opportunity to stop counting votes because we don’t like the direction in which the vote tally is headed. That is not democratic and certainly is not the American way. In America, we count every vote regardless of what the outcome may be."

"During another period, people waited in immovable lines, faced billy clubs and cattle prods, in order to register and vote. Have courage, raw courage, and let nothing stop you from exercising your right to vote in this election. Do your part. Vote."

"I have been beaten, my skull fractured, and arrested more than forty times so that each and every person has the right to register and vote. Friends of my gave their lives. Do your part. Get out there and vote like you’ve never voted before."

"The vote is precious. It’s almost sacred, so go out and vote like you never voted before."

"Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don't just vote. Know what you're voting for, and stand by that."

"You're not a victim for sharing your story. You are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. And you never know who needs your light, your warmth, and raging courage."

"She was powerful, not because she wasn't scared but because she went on so strongly despite the fear."