As Californians and Americans, it is time to respond to two urgent calls to action: to get vaccinated and to vote. Our choices today on these crucial matters will profoundly impact our future as individuals and as a community. If you choose not to vote or not get vaccinated, you are making a decision that will affect not only you but other members of the community in which we live.  

When it comes to voting in the California recall, your vote matters and can change the course of history, not only in California but across the nation. We must honor our forefathers and foremothers who fought for the right to vote with their blood, sweat, tears, and lives to ensure that you have the right to vote. We desecrate these sacrifices when we choose to stay home and think that our singular vote holds no value. Each vote matters and your vote can create lasting change. Your vote is power, and you must not take this right for granted or allow it to go uncounted.  

As with the timeliness of voting, so remains the timeliness of being protected against COVID-19. While the course of this pandemic continues to shift, we must change with it. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is essential. Just as voting shapes our community’s future, by getting vaccinated, you will protect your life and help others see tomorrow as well.  

While we cannot predict what the future holds, each of us can play a role in making what we want it to be. How history will remember this moment depends on the choices we make today.

Vote and get vaccinated for yourself, for your loved ones, our communities, and your fellow Americans.

Lead the way towards the tomorrow you wish to see and help ensure that we can all be there to see it. We must rise to the occasion as a community.