Don’t get it twisted: Voting matters. But a decades-long siege of corporate political corruption, gerrymandering, faulty voting booths, long waits, and other forms of voter suppression has reduced the act to a concept. A symbol. The act itself, despite what anyone wants to believe, has been stripped of utility — especially in Black and Brown, poor, or otherwise marginalized communities. Of course our faith in the process has eroded. Add two geriatric predators with histories of racist policies and practices to the potato salad, and you can’t exactly wonder why liberation-minded folks might be a little hesitant to show up to the cookout.