Why This 107-Year-Old Continues To Vote And Is Urging Young People To Join Her
Herlda Senhouse has been casting a ballot since 1936, so she knows something about voting!
November 05, 2018 at 3:06 pm
Herlda Senhouse was born in West Virginia in 1911, but at age 16 she moved to Massachusetts to live with family and attend high school. While many Black and Native Americans are still battling systemic racism that seeks to disenfranchise us, in 1936, Mrs. Senhouse had the rare privilege of casting her first vote — and she hasn't missed an election since.
You can watch a clip of Mrs. Senhouse’s GOTV video below. You can watch the full video online to hear her talk about casting a ballot for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in her first presidential election, and to get her thoughts on the current state of American politics.
107-year-old Herlda Senhouse has been voting consistently since 1936 and she just voted early! She recorded a GOTV video for young people! #gotvcentenarian #voting #herldasenhouse #WhenWeAllVote pic.twitter.com/jkvORPU6zX— Potlucks 4 Progress (@PotluckPower) October 26, 2018
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