By: Amanda Froelich,
At a recent NAACP event, 12-year-old Madison Madison Kimrey, founder of NC Youth Rocks, gave a compelling speech, taking on Governor Pat McCrory and the state’s recent highly restrictive Voter I.D. Laws.
A motivated and young suffragette, her particular concern was the elimination of the state’s pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds through schools and the state DMV that enable them to automatically be added to the voting rolls when they turn 18.
In this video, she completely nails Government McCrory who refuses to meet with her, calling her “ridiculous” and a “liberal prop”. Her response? “I am not a prop. I am part of a new generation of suffragettes.”
According to Kimrey, Governor McCrory also claims to “not have read that part of the bill.”
Activism – at any age – is an display of just how powerful one’s voice can be; Administered by a collective consciousness, change is possible and the people’s voice will be heard.
Closing, Kimrey passionately stated, “The match has been lit and my fire burns bright”. Assuming many other activists whole-hardheartedly concur, let her example further provoke the public’s voice for the change they wish to see in the world.