Oprah Winfrey in Atlanta stumping with Stacey Abrams was electrifying from her profound statement on the importance of voting: “When I got to the voting booth, I cast a vote for my grandmother Hattie Mae Lee, who died before the Voting Rights Act was passed.”
Winfrey opened by saying that no-one paid her to show up. She said she came to stump for Stacey Abrams because she believes she’s the right woman for this time.
“”I’m here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed. And I want you to know that their blood has seeped into my DNA and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain,” Winfrey said.
She went on to talk about Otis Moss Sr., who once went to three different polling locations to cast a vote, only to be told when he got to the right place that it was too late. He died before he could get a chance to vote in another election.
Winfrey said that it is important for people to vote because many people died fighting for us to have that right. “When I go tot he polls and cast my ballot, I cast it for a man I never knew, Otis Moss Sr. I cast a vote for my grandmother Hattie Mae Lee who died before the Voting Rights Act was passed. When I stand in the poll, I do what Maya Angelou said, “I come as one bit I stand as 10,000.”
Oprah: "When I go to the polls and cast my ballot, I cast it for a man I never knew, Otis Moss Sr. I cast a vote for my grandmother Hattie Mae Lee who died before the VRA was passed and when I stand in the poll I do what Maya Angelou said, I come as one but I stand as 10,000." pic.twitter.com/uQzjgIvZ5f
— Janet Shan (@hinterlandg) November 1, 2018
Winfrey: “Vote your values. Vote your conscience … the vitriol and the ads, they are designed to confuse and confound you with fear … When you know the right thing, and you can feel it … you can’t be influenced by propaganda and fear.”
“I’m here today to support a change maker, a woman who dared believe she could change the state of Georgia,
#StaceyAbrams. She’s a Georgia warrior woman.”
“Half of Georgia is not going to pick me, but I just need 50 and one to vote for me but I’m going to serve all of Georgia if I win,” Abrams said. She urged people to volunteer, knock on doors and call five people every day.”