YOUR VOTE MATTERS.
Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that U.S. citizens have. Nobody can force a citizen to vote but voting lets us, the people, tell the government what they want it to do.
Voting was designed to maximize the power of the people, that’s its true power. In times of racial, social and institutional inflection, we have the power to choose our leaders.
Voting lets us tell the government what we want it to do. If citizens want change, more services, lower taxes, racial equality, etc. We can vote for someone who will promise to spend funds the way you want.
Sheriffs, our Police Chiefs, our District Attorneys, our Mayors and our Judges are people we put in powerful spaces, facilitate the change we demand, or block the future we deserve and they are on the ballot every year, which is why voting is much bigger than the Presidency.
It’s not easy or sexy, democracy is messy – and being American requires action in the streets and on the ballot.
How You Can Make a Difference!
- By choosing our leaders and changing our laws by voting.
- If you’re 18 or older, vote in every federal, state, and local election.
- Learn about the candidates and issues before you vote in any election.
- Know what’s going on in your country and community.
- Write letters to public officials about issues that are important to you.
- Remind everyone 18 and older to vote.
- Respect your right to vote!
- It’s a privilege that many people in the world don’t have.
Top 10 Reasons to Vote
- Did you know that the turn out in most communities is under 50%? Come on people! We live in America, the land of the free, step up and let your voice be heard.
- Every vote matters! In Alaska, the congressional race was decided by a single vote out of 10,035 cast in 2008. In New Hampshire a Senate race was decided by two votes out of 102,066 in 1974. So, get out there and vote, your vote could make all the difference.
- It’s YOUR constitutional right and a privilege. Every citizen of the United States has right to vote. Let your voice be heard.
- If you don’t vote for your own interests, who will?
- “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the people and burn their behinds, then they will have to sit on their blisters” – Abraham Lincoln
- Young voters account for half of the voting population, making them a powerful political force. Young people need to vote to directly influence issues that might affect their lives for years to come.
- It is easier than ever to be an educated voter. Everything is at our finger tips! The internet is an online climate where voters can form a clear picture of candidates and their platforms through all types of social media applications.
- You may not care now but you will in the near future. If you don’t vote on issues that are important to you, legislation may be passed that will eventually challenge you in unforeseen ways and affect your circumstances.
- Voting is a right that generations of Americans have struggled to win. Many people in other countries are still fighting for it.
- Everyone has a voice and wants to be heard in one way or another, THIS IS YOUR VOICE. LET IT BE HEARD!