Why Vote?

“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward. That’s how we make progress for ourselves and for our country.”

~ Michelle Obama

Why is voting so important?

Voting is critical to a democracy: ensuring that voices are heard. If you can vote, your voice has a special role in your country. Taking your voice to the polls is the best way to make an impact in what you believe is right. One of the main ways to address systemic inequalities is through voting. It is a small job with a huge impact.

How does my voice impact democracy?

It is a common belief that since millions of people are voting, your voice will be washed out and unheard. However, if this belief was shared by the entire population, nobody would vote and progress wouldn’t be made. Voting addresses issues on many societal levels: community, city, county, state, and country.

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Besides electing candidates, how has voting made a substantial impact in history?

The first thing that pops up in your mind when you think of voting is probably presidential elections or general political elections. However, what many tend to forget about is the historical change that has been promoted by voting. The introduction of suffrage and the abolishment of the 3/5th’s Compromise are two prime examples of social change that were achieved through voting. However, while progress has been made, we are far from perfect. The way to foster change is by continuing to use our voices through voting.

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