by Samuel L. Rubinstein, American Constitution Society Strategic Engagement Fellow
All of the talk, slogans, signs, tweets, and agitation that consume our lives are meaningless without voting. Every day of the year political battles are fought in the court of public opinion, and in courts of law, but only on select days may we render final verdict on what the direction of our communities should look like. The leaders of the March for Our Lives, the historic public demonstration against gun violence that occurred on March 24 in Washington, D.C. and around the world, understood this well. That is why the March included an equally historic voter registration drive, administered by the voter registration entity HeadCount. As a participant in that drive, I registered voters for the first time in my life, an experience that was empowering and meaningful, but also concerningly difficult.