1. “People ask me sometimes… ‘When will there be enough women on the court?’ And my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

2. “If we don’t vote, we are ignoring history and giving away the future.” Pat Michell, American Businesswoman

3. “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” Franklin D. Roosevelt, Former U.S. President

4. “Elections belong to the people.” Abraham Lincoln, Former U.S. President

5. “I’m hopeful that despite all the noise, all the lies, we’re going to remember who we are, who we’re called to be. Out of this political darkness, I see a great awakening. If you vote, things will get better, it will be a start.” Barack Obama, Former U.S. President

6. “The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen.” Louis Brandeis, American Lawyer and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

7. “I am most concerned about the wealthy owning our democracy. [It] feels as if very real efforts to disable our democracy are underway. Between the way our rights as voters are being attacked, the way elections themselves are being gerrymandered… I really think that if we don’t show up in this moment, we will [have] missed potentially our last opportunity to really check this administration.” America Ferrera, Actress and Political Activist

8. “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” Abraham Lincoln, Former U.S. President

9. “We are not helpless. The fire is still burning. Please go out and vote this November. Too many people have died and sacrificed so much for us to have our voice, we have to use it. Get in formation. Use our voices to do something great for our children.” Beyoncé, American Singer

10. “Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.” Peggy Noonan, American Author

11. “Here’s the problem: while some folks are frustrated and tuned out and staying home on election day, trust me other folks are showing up. Democracy continues with or without you.” Michelle Obama, Former First Lady

12. “The consequences of anybody here, not turning out and doing everything you can to get your friends, neighbors, family to turn out, the consequences of you staying home would be profoundly dangerous to this country, to our democracy.” Barack Obama, Former U.S. President

13. “A man without a vote is a man without protection.” Lyndon B. Johnson, Former U.S. President

14. “Can’t wait for tomorrow when I get to exercise my patriotic duty as an American: Complaining about how long it’s taking to vote.” Stephen Colbert, American Comedian

15. “It isn’t about who is the majority in Congress. It’s about, are people educated and enfranchised and resourced enough to participate in the government that purports to be of the people, by the people, for the people? We’re missing the people part—and not because people don’t care, but because we’re not doing our job as a country, as a culture, to make democracy work.” America Ferrera, Actress and Political Activist

16. “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” John F. Kennedy, Former U.S. President

17. “Voting is not only our right—it is our power.” Loung Ung, Human Rights Activist 

18. “If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain.” George Carlin, American Comedian

19. “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Thomas Jefferson, Former U.S. President and Founding Father of the U.S.

20. “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.” Sharon Salzberg, American Author

21. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

22. “Wouldn’t you want to be absolutely positive that the folks elected to make those decisions about our daily lives, decisions that range from when we send our troops to war to how victims of sexual assault are treated. Wouldn’t you want to be sure that those elected officials were thinking about all of us, not just some small percentage of us?” Michelle Obama, Former First Lady

23. “Talk is cheap, voting is free; take it to the polls.” Nanette L. Avery, Writer

24. “People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” Alan Moore, American Writer

25. “So the notion somehow that, ‘Well, you know, I’m not as inspired because Barack and Michelle, they’re not on the ballot this time, and, you know, maybe we kinda take it easy’—my legacy’s on the ballot. You know, all the work we’ve done over the last eight years is on the ballot.” Barack Ob

26. “I love voting day. I love the sight of my fellow citizens lining up to make their voices heard.” Beth Broderick, American Actress

27. “Fear is always with us, but we just don’t have time for it. Not now.” Hillary Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State

28. “I don’t care what responsibilities you have today, there’s no greater responsibility than being in control of your future and your future starts now! We don’t have time, no procrastinating, don’t let the discouragement take you off course, that’s not how my people or my generation will go down…this is the loudest way to make your voice heard!” Rihanna, Singer

29. “By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions.” Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO

30. “Voting is the only way to ensure that your concerns matter. Period.” Michelle Obama, Former First Lady