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9 Reasons You Should Get Out And Vote This Election

Although many people have described this years presidential election as a choosing between the lesser of two evils, there are still many reasons to get out and cast your vote. Maybe our options are discouraging but in the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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Listen, we realize this has been one of the most unusual Presidential elections ever — but there is a lot more to voting.

Flip the script to see 9 Reasons Why You Should Hit The Polls This Year.

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1. Don’t Let History Go In Vein

Before you decide voting “isn’t that serious”, remind yourself that people literally died so people of all shades and genders could vote. In fact, there are many other countries where people are still fighting for the right to elect their leaders.



2. Prove People Wrong

What better way to discredit your doubters, than to do exactly what they think you won’t do? For every person who thinks that your vote won’t count, or believes you won’t take action – prove them wrong. Show them that your votes do count!



3. Do It For Your Kids, Or Future Kids

Before you decide not to cast your vote this election, remember that either party that wins will set the tone not only for your life, but for the lives of your children. Your economic status isn’t the only one that matters, even if you believe you will not be moved by this year’s election results, vote for the sake of your children and the policies and laws they will have to endure as well.


4. Break The Stereotype

Don’t enforce negative stereotypes that young, minority citizens aren’t useful citizens. Prove that we do stay current on the news, we are intelligent, we are informed, we do have a voice and aren’t afraid to use it!

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5. Because You NEED To

Being discouraged by our candidates is understandable, however that shouldn’t totally stop you from making a choice. Often in life, we have to make choices we don’t want to make, but you gotta do what you gotta do! Sometimes something is better than nothing at all.

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6. So You Have The Right To Complain

If you don’t cast a vote, you no longer have the right to complain. If you aren’t trying to make change, we don’t want to hear your opinion when times get tough.

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7. Because Silence Isn’t Always Golden

Sometimes any movement is better than no movement at all.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

8. You Aren’t Just Choosing A President

Before you decide not to head to the polls, keep in mind that by choosing a candidate, even one you don’t totally agree with,

Before you decide not to head out to the polls this year, keep in mind that you aren’t just choosing a presidential candidate. You are voting for a president and their party — meaning the people who work with them. Your decision will dictate which political party is more heavily represented in the House of Representatives. If you can’t stomach the thought of voting for either candidate, remind yourself of the bigger picture.

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9. For Your Friends And Family

Do you have friends or family who could be greatly affected by the laws of either candidate? Whether it be abortion, immigration or crime, if you don’t want to vote for your own sake, at least vote for the ones you love.


10. Because Beyonce Said So, duh!

Need I say more??


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