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Desiline Victor, My Inspiration!

Desiline Victor, My Inspiration!


Last night, during his State of the Union Address, President Obama noted the story of Desiline Victor, a 102 year old Miami woman, who waited in line for six hours to vote. “We should follow the example of [Ms. Victor]. President Obama stated, “When she arrived at her polling place, she was told the wait to vote might be six hours. And, as time ticked by, her concern was not with her tired body or aching feet; but, whether folks like her would get to have their say. Hour after hour, a throng of people stayed in line in support of her; and, they erupted in cheers when she finally put on a sticker that read ‘I Voted’.”

The standing ovation Ms. Victor received last night filled us with humility and a sense of pride and compassion. Ms. Victor is an inspiration to us; and, we pray that her story will continue to be told and inspire others. – DeSean Jackson, CEO, and The DeSean Jackson Foundation