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Amore’ Daniels Shares Thoughts on Voting for the First Time

September 2020

Spelman First-time Voter Amore DanielsWhile there are a number of issues Amoré Daniels, C’2023, will be considering when she goes to vote on Election Day 2020, there are two that will be front and center in her mind: women’s rights and police brutality.
This November, Daniels, a Spelman College computer science major, will be voting for the very first time.

Recently, the 19-year-old appeared on CNBC where she shared her thoughts on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, and why it is even more important today for her to exercise her right to vote.

Start of QuoteI would like to think that the right candidate would understand that End of Quotedescendants of those who built this country simply don’t want an apology for what has happened in the past," said Daniels. "But we would like acknowledgment from the country that will allow us to move forward and have success and progress as a community.

Daniels was among a group of first-time voters featured in CNBC’s, ‘The 19th amendment means everything’: 5 first-time voters on 100 years of women’s suffrage and the 2020 election." While the 19th amendment allowed women the right the vote, it was not until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that Black women, and all Black Americans in general, were granted voting rights.

In the interview, the Jonesboro, Georgia native told CNBC reporters reflected on the other issue of concern to her. "I’m paying attention to is police brutality. I know that the system of policing was founded upon racist ideologies and we can see some of that in the way that police enforcement operates today.

To familiarize yourself with important upcoming election dates, including deadlines to register to vote and more, visit USA Vote Foundation also visit SSGA's Non-partisan Voter Information Sources.