Making meaningful progress toward diversity and parity in politics—as well as in all positions of leadership and sectors of society—depends on our continued voter turnout and political participation. And with the rights and freedoms of women and other underrepresented communities on the line, as well as so many other critical issues at stake that impact the future of our democracy and the planet, it’s more important than ever to make our voices heard and vote.  

Over the years, I have interviewed many high profile public figures about the importance of voting, and civic engagement overall. What follows is a collection of quotes to inspire us all to vote in all elections, from presidential to down the ballot for our local races—as well as a reminder that our civic participation should extend beyond election day…

Read the full article here.

Marianne is the founder and Executive Director of, a partner of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality.

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