Why voting is important

Aiom Makier

It’s so important to understand what you are voting about. This year’s election went beyond who will be president. Your vote is your voice on issues affecting housing, education, employment and healthcare. Voting is a change not just for yourself, but your community and the United States.
Here are just a few reasons why you should get registered and vote:

1. Not voting is giving up your voice
The 2020 Elections are decided by the people who go out and vote. Take some time and learn about the measures and the candidates. If you don’t vote, someone else will make the decision for you. Your power is in your vote. Many people don’t care about both parties in this year’s election, but not having a vote may make them hate politics even more.
2. Elections have consequences
You have the power to decide on the quality of life you want for yourself, your family, and future generations. Voting is your chance to stand up for the issues you care about like Planned Parenthood healthcare, raising minimum wage, or funding local schools. This is your life: take the time to vote and help decide what’s best.
3. It’s your money
You pay taxes, but do you know how that money is being used? Most people don’t. Voting is your chance to choose how your tax dollars are spent – such as funding for health care and social services. Also, if you vote you have a choice on if taxes are too high or too low for your income.
4. Voting is a change on you

Do you want to make a positive impact? Voting gives you that chance! Support the candidates and ballot measures that can help your community, state, and even the nation for the greater good. Make your voice heard in the 2020 elections. Your community is depending on you! Our communities are made up of friends, loved ones, neighbors, and children. Some may not know how important voting is, while others don’t have the privilege. Make the decision to vote for yourself and those around you.

Make sure your voice is heard! – GO VOTE!