Behind the Song
Joel Rafael "One Vote, One Name"
"Our vote is our voice. It is our most important right, and the only way we can bring about progressive change for ourselves and our fellow citizens. Though this song was first written during the struggles in South Africa to end Apartheid, it is equally relevant now as I find myself concerned about the same kinds of things in this country, from voter suppression, to voter exclusion. 'One vote, one name' is our right to claim, and defend." - Joel Rafael