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John Lewis with quote about voting '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!'

“Odyssey gave me a voice, and for that, I am thankful beyond words,” remarked René Robinson, an Odyssey alumna and member of the Friends of Odyssey Board of Directors. René and several other Odyssey graduates share their early experiences with voting in this short video, as well as in their winning entries from our Odyssey contest, “Why Vote?,” published recently in The Cap Times, and in this special-edition “Why Vote?” Oracle.

Join us online on Saturday, October 3, from 2–3:30 p.m. via Zoom for A Celebration of Voting. Meet René and dozens of other Odyssey students; hear remarks from Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Urban League CEO Dr. Ruben Anthony, Jr., Judge Everett Mitchell, and Representative Shelia Stubbs; and savor eloquent passages on voting read by theater professor Baron Kelly (Frederick Douglass) and American Players Theatre company members Sarah Day (Susan B. Anthony) and Gavin Lawrence (John Lewis).

Stay on from 3–3:30 p.m. to get your questions on voting answered by the League of Women Voters.

Click the button below to learn more and register for this free, nonpartisan event, and be sure help us spread the word to others!

A Celebration of Voting