You cannot stand by. You cannot sit down. You have to stand up, speak up, speak out, and get in the way. Make some noise. The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It’s the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society and we’ve got to use it. Back in 1963 we didn’t have the internet, we didn’t have a cellular telephone, iPad, iPod, but we used what we had to bring about a non-violent revolution. And I said to all of the young people, you must get out there and push and pull and make America what America should be for all of us.
Rep. John Lewis
“50th Anniversary of the March on Washington,” August 24, 2013