Why Every 18 Year Old Should Vote (Even If You Think Politics Are Dumb).

Yesterday, the state of California voted in the presidential primaries, and I happily participated in that awesome civic duty. Today, some of those votes have been counted and those in the media have posted their predictions for the presidential election. With evidence that people’s legal right to vote was obstructed in various states, and reportedly not all votes counted, does voting still matter? Yes.

 Why Every 18 Year Old Should Vote

(Even If You Think Politics Are Dumb).

 

Maybe you don’t feel like voting actually matters, but I assure you that it matters to people who vote.

When I vote I feel like I have a voice.
If you feel like you have a voice, then you are more likely to use it.
So if nothing else, voting is an exercise in finding and releasing your voice.
Single moments of empowerment add up and affect all areas of our lives.
So don’t let anyone tell you that your vote/voice doesn’t matter. 🙂

-Francesca

CommentsPrompt: Voting is a right, but it is also a privilege that is denied to so many (across the globe and within my own country.) If you’re 18, what reasons will you exercise your right to vote in the next election?

 

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