Whether or not you are Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Constitutional, Green, or a mish-mash, one thing is an important right as a U.S. Citizen: Your right to vote. I live in a city of 50,000 people, and a county of 500,000. People around me are very outspoke on their political beliefs. Yet, when I reminded one person yesterday (who I might add is one of those outspoken people) to vote, he laughed and said he doubted he would have time to do so. No time to vote? Yet you have time to work out? I was annoyed.
We live in a country of great privileges, and while there are many failures along the way, despite political thoughts, we need to agree on one thing: the right to vote is one of importance. Women 120 years ago didn’t push for the Suffrage movement just to be another pretty face in line: we did it because we had the right to be heard, as ALL U.S. Citizens have the right to be heard in whom we allow to speak and decide on our behalf.
Voting is not just for Presidential elections. It is much bigger than that. Everything from Council, to Judges matters because they are the ones to speak on our behalf. I encourage you to Register and get involved in just showing up those 2 times a year to your local voting location to have a say in local, state, and federal government matters.
Great quote from Ethan Demme “There are 502,000 people in Lancaster PA approx 400,000 are registered to vote and only 56,398 bothered to vote yesterday. In Lancaster city with 56,000 people only 7,262 people voted for mayor. Are you happy that 4-5% of the population is making decisions that will affect you and your family for years to come. Heck if you have enough facebook friends in lancaster you could be mayor!”