Well, the story about justice denied is on hold for now, so instead let’s talk about making a difference.
We under-18′s can’t vote yet, but you older teens and adults can. So why don’t you? People DIED for the right to vote. WOMEN & BLACKS fought for years and years for the right. Felons still don’t have that right, but lots of you do. So …. why don’t more of you vote?
Only 18% of voters in Michigan voted yesterday in the primary. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060809/NEWS99/60809030 Kansas City was around 14%. http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/15230067.htm Some Alabama counties had only 10% of eligible voters voting yesterday. http://www.al.com/politics/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1153387336251620.xml&coll=3 Connecticut had one of the highest turnouts in the country, but does that mean that the rest of America doesn’t really care about their primaries?
Do you think that this low turnout is because people don’t care? Or because they don’t trust the voting machines? Or because they think it doesn’t really matter who they choose.
I make this commitment.
I will vote in every election I am eligible for after I turn 18 and I will stay informed so I know who I want to vote for. Can you say the same?