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Tomorrow, the country will decide on the 45th President of the United States. That is a big deal. Some of you will be eligible for the very first time to vote tomorrow. I suggest that you take it seriously and go vote. The right to vote and have a say in our government is something that is not appreciated the way it used to be when this country first started. Many, including myself at one time, feel that their vote doesn’t count. Well, there are a lot of people who suffered and died simply because they wanted the right to vote. They didn’t conclude that their vote doesn’t count. They fought for that right. In 2012, 62% of eligible voters exercised their right to vote in the last Presidential Election. That other 38% represents millions of people. Also, it is important that you consider that times are changing and that laws that are passed do affect you. You are able to live the life you live in a free society for a reason. People who came before you made decision about the direction of the country so everyone could safely pursue their happiness.
So please, if you are eligible to vote, educate yourself and go vote for the candidate you feel most represents YOU. If you aren’t 18, participate in mock elections at your school. One day, you will be the caretakers of this country and we need you to be engaged so that things are better for the next generation. We need more positive students like yourself to set an example by placing an importance on participating.
***********I am very curious to hear about your experience voting for the first time*************
MB (c/o 98)