"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."

"Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy."

"You’ve got to vote. When you vote, you’ve got the power to make it easier to afford college and harder to shoot up a school. When you vote, you’ve got the power to make sure a family keeps its health insurance. You could save somebody’s life. When you vote, you’ve got the power to make sure white nationalists don’t feel emboldened to march with their hoods off or their hoods on in Charlottesville in the middle of the day. 30 minutes. 30 minutes of your time. Is democracy worth that?"

"Civic participation over a lifetime, working in neighborhoods and communities and service of all kinds - military and civilian, full-time and part-time, national and international - will strengthen America’s civic purpose."