Why I Vote: Giving voices to Big Bend and South Georgia Communities

A special every Monday with Channing Frampton
Posted at 10:40 AM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 10:40:30-04

As we approach the election, we want to know what matters to you this election.

We're launching our Why I Vote campaign, giving a voice to communities across the Big Bend and South Georgia heading into November.

Our first stop was a Florida State and Florida A&M University to see why students are heading to the polls.

"I feel like this time with COVID and everything going on. I feel like this country needs a good leader to step up," David Massengale said.

"People that look at it and say one individual vote doesn't matter, doesn't realize that trickle down affect and that it takes a group effort, and it starts with that one individual," Zachary Weber said.

"A lot of other countries, they don't even have an electoral college to even elect a ruler, so the fact that our forefathers fought and died is just incredible," Jacob Adler

"Your right counts, and I just want to make my voice heard, especially as an African-American female. I know that a lot of people have fought for my right to vote, so I just want to make sure that I do that," Brittany Wyatt said.

"I'm voting because I think that it's important to utilize values to make a difference in the world to vote for people who care about the same things as you," Keagan Barrett said.

"I just think it's really important for young people to have a say in the future of our country because we are going to be the ones that ultimately determine what is going to come of it," James Kimball said.

"Some people have laid their lives on the line for the opportunity to vote, so I think it's just important for me to give back in that way and make there sacrifice worth it," Tremane Gabriel said.

Each Monday, ABC27's Channing Frampton will bringing you voices from all over the community on why they vote.