Last year at my polling place in perhaps the bluest dot in the entire state of Pennsylvania moments before scores of people, young and old would cast their votes for this historic presidential election.
This is what I wrote then.
The same polling place yesterday morning . . .
They say young people are our future. But who is our present? Well, on the electoral front, the only folks who you can count on rain or shine are our elders who know just how hard-fought our right to vote was.
Here in Philadelphia, we elected this city's very first District Attorney of color. But at a paltry 12% voter turn-out meant that probably fewer than one in 20 adults actually had anything to do with it in this city, 45% of whose population is Black.