I want to vote for someone who has been poor.
Someone who has searched for public assistance.
Someone who has come into a church door asking for help.
Someone who has stood at an intersection with a sign that is a plea for survival.
I want to vote for someone who is heartbroken.
Someone who’s son was murdered.
Someone who’s friend was killed for wearing a hoodie.
Someone who’s loved one became a hashtag.
I want to vote for someone who never wanted their name on the ballot.
Someone who’s name was spoken by others but never by themselves.
I want to vote for someone who has lived off food stamps.
Someone who has showed up at a church food pantry.
Someone who has traded medicine for food.
I want to vote for someone who lives grace.
Someone who speaks unity when they have been victimized by division.
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