Raise your voice on Nov. 6

Voting is a right and a privilege–take advantage

The political climate in America has gotten more and more divisive as the years have gone by. No matter what your political affiliation is, you most likely understand that the bipartisan system in our country has changed greatly. The morals of many politicians have been called into question, social justice issues are more pressing than ever and our country continues to endure tragedy after tragedy.

The ability to vote is a right as well as a privilege, and it should be treated as such. The right to vote ties into the First Amendment, which gives Americans the Constitutional right to raise their voices and make themselves heard. Voting is one of the best ways for Americans to ensure that our needs are being taken into consideration in matters that affect each of us, such as women’s rights, continuing racial bias and gun control.

Who are we going to choose to make sure that America stands the test of time and withstands the trials that it continually endures? Who will represent our beautifully diverse population to the rest of the world?

Voting is important because it is a fundamental American right. In our democracy, our voices are able to be heard equally, no matter our race, gender, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation. We should be thankful that we have the opportunity to vote, because not everyone in every country is able to do so. Not everyone is able to be represented in the way that we are in the United States.

And not everyone who is eligible to vote actually does. You may not believe that your one single vote matters in the grand scheme of things, but it absolutely has the ability to tip the scales. As you go to the polls this election season, remember the impact and the importance that your voice has and make your vote count.


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