The political system in America can be pretty volatile with all of the candidate slander and media bias that’s involved with it. Our nation’s current political climate could easily discourage any young voter from participating in the upcoming elections. However, your participation in city, state and national elections is essential in securing your future.
A democratic society allows its citizens to choose its leaders. Therefore, it is the personal duty of each citizen to take part in the choosing. Our leaders in executive offices and legislation have a great deal of influence in our daily lives. From affordable healthcare for young adults to the availability of federal student loans, young Americans are affected by the decisions their leaders make. This is why casting a vote in each election is imperative for young people. It’s important to become familiar with each candidate and select those who are most concerned with your well-being. In other words, do your homework and ROCK THE VOTE!
PSA: The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a “Voter ID Bill” as of March 2012 requiring all voters to present valid identification before to casting an official vote. This is a bill that will disproportionately affect minorities.
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