If you are a U.S. Citizen, it is VOTE!
BE THE CHANGE you want to see.
“Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.”
– Sydney J. Harris
For more thoughts and info on how much YOUR vote matters, see:
Five reasons why you should vote! Alta Med
- Choices have consequences. Every vote matters.
- It is your right. Not voting is giving up your voice.
- It’s your money.
- Voting is an opportunity for change.
- The community depends on you!
“If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children.”
– Coretta Scott King
Election ’22: Will the “Youth Vote” Matter? Roger Craver, The Agitator-DonorVoice
“Battleground state polling is far from settled, I’m not sure if we will see a Red Wave or Blue Wave on November 8 – but we will see a Gen Z Wave. Youth today vote at levels that far exceed millennials, Gen X, and baby boomers when they were under 30. Inspired by the Parkland students in 2018, sparked by fear about their future, the future of our country, and planet, Gen Z is ushering in a new era of sustained political engagement.”
— John Della Volpe, Institute of Politics Polling Director
“There are so many races that are going to be so close this time. We saw it in 2018. We saw it in 2020,” says the “Collectively, as a community, especially on campuses when there are a lot of students and they can organize their peers, their ability to impact elections is huge.”
— Michael Burns, Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project
“It’s our responsibility to go out and vote; not just vote for a candidate as a joke, but to vote intelligently and responsibly. Our representatives have the power to change the world because we give them the power to do so. By neglecting to vote we help give power to politicians who don’t care about basic human rights. We give them power to then influence the election of other politicians who share their views.”
— Anana Ada, University of Houston sophomore
Latinos and the 2022 Midterm Elections, Pew Research Center
“The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen.”
— Louis Brandeis
Indigenous Voters Talk Midterm Election, Indian Country Today
“My mom taught me how to vote since I was 18. It’s what our country does.”
— Kealoha Torres, Iñupiaq tribe
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Why You Should Vote, AACT Now
Even if you went to a polling location and only voted for one person, it will be counted. By law your vote has to be counted. Your ballot cannot be skipped or ignored otherwise it is unconstitutional Sometimes elections can come down to a small number of votes which greatly affects how your city, state, and nation are run. Your vote counts, vote!
Why Voting Is Important, National Geographic
If you ever think that just one vote in a sea of millions cannot make much of a difference, consider some of the closest elections in U.S. history… Participating in elections is one of the key freedoms of American life. Many people in countries around the world do not have the same freedom, nor did many Americans in centuries past. No matter what you believe or whom you support, it is important to exercise your rights.
Reasons Why You Should Vote, Civics-Online
Father Time has consistently proven that democracy should never be taken for granted. Instead, it needs considerable nourishment and encouragement from citizens to reach full-scale dimensions. Nonprofit organizations are much more likely to survive and thrive where public esteem and confidence in government is exceptionally high. This outcome stems from greatly enhanced participation and trust of governed citizenry (ies).
In the United States voting is a right, a privilege and a responsibility. Citizens fought long and hard to be able to vote, yet a disturbing number of people don’t bother to cast ballots on Election Day.
— Kent Ninomiya, eHow
Tips for Nonprofits to Vote with Your Mission, California Association of Nonprofits
Helping people to vote is a powerful way nonprofits “stand up”
How Do I Vote? Rock the Vote
- Know your rights.
- Be prepared.
- Spread the word.
“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
– Thomas Jefferson
Today is the day to stand up and be counted.
Your vote matters. Your mission matters. Your vote matters to your mission.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr
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