Author: Kei-Sygh Thomas, TAPinto Newark
Date: March 7th, 2019
Category or tag: Relevant News
Blurb: Growing up on Avon Avenue in Newark’s South Ward, Shennell McCloud said the focus in her home was to get a good education, give back when possible, and do the best that she could. She had siblings, clothing, food, and love thanks to her two doting parents.Yet, somewhere between the values of hard work and altruism, she missed a critical lesson about civic responsibility. “We didn’t have time to focus on voter education, government, policy. It is people like me who become the suppressed voter because I am undereducated, unaware of my rights, unaware of my power,” said McCloud.