Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Election Day!

Have you voted yet??

[1.] if you don't vote... don't even think about complaining!

[2.] vote to counter-act a friend or family member who you disagree with politically!

[3.] it's your right & it doesn't take a lot of time!

[4.] you represent a combination of interests unique to only you - it's an easy way for your voice to be heard!

[5.] communities with a higher number of registered voters get more attention from politicians!

[6.] young people are notorious for skipping out on elections & the biggest election issues often directly effect the youth of the nation... break the stereotype! 

[7.] going along with #6... politicians want to be re-elected and thus represent the people that are registered to vote. if college students are not registered to vote they will feel no responsibility to fund higher education and financial aid programs!

[8.] it's your responsibility as an active citizen! our forefathers (and foremothers) fought wars and staged protests to gain the right to vote and govern themselves - we can spare a few minutes!

[9.] our government was designed for citizen participation, so if you don't vote - other people are going to make the decisions for you!
[10.] believe it or not, people just like you in other countries actually fight and even die for the right to vote... it's a valuable gift that you should take advantage of!


  1. as my dad says "If you abstain, don't complain!"

    haha sooo true though!

    oh and I VOTEDDD! :D

  2. oh gosh, i seriously get SO irritated when people complain about politics when they DON'T VOTE. or aren't even registered TO vote! seriously? not okay. i mean, i'm not a big fan of politics at all. i think most politicians are shady individuals with their own hidden agendas, and the government as a whole has gotten pretty messed up over many, many, many years... but there are issues i care about a LOT, and i know that having the right to vote is something incredibly precious. we're SO fortunate and blessed to be able to have a voice and to be able to choose HOW we use that voice. and i feel like, especially with younger people, it's taken for granted. it's so frustrating!


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