Voting is everyone’s right

Dear Editor:

The  14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified in 1868 and provided citizenship to all those who were born or nationalized in the United States. This amendment provided citizenship to slaves and equal protection of the law. Similar to the Gentiles who became heirs of the promise through Jesus Christ, slaves received all the rights and privileges of citizenship; including the right to vote. 

Since the enactment of the amendment, African American voting rights have been violated, resulting in civil protest and legal action. We are in the midst of a resurgence of attempts by states to prevent free access to voting by black, brown and women voters. Believers are encouraged to be active in ensuring our communities continue to have access to voting rights privileges. Please vote! May God Bless You!

Ester Holmes