Exercising Our Right To Vote
Updated: Mar 4
The last few years have been a roller coaster ride. Fake news, substantiated lies from elected officials, the pandemic, racial injustice, and an increased sense of division across the country. While it’s easy to feel
powerless we have more power than we realize, which is why we must always exercise our right to vote.
Only 55% Of Americans Voted In 2016
American democracy and voting rights are celebrated around the globe, but our voter turnout ranks 30th out of the 35 top developed nations. In 2016, only 55% of American’s voted in the presidential election, up from around 36% in general elections. We have power but almost half of the country isn’t doing their civic duty.
Taking Back Your Power
With election results finally in, voter turnout for the 2020 election is at around 159.8 million, which is about 2 out of 3 who are eligible to vote. This year, the numbers were so close that we see now more than ever that every vote counts. Allow this election to serve as
inspiration to vote 100% of the time, and not just for presidential elections. While electing a president may feel more important, mayors and governors often work their way up into the house and senate, and governors are responsible for creating electoral voting districts.
Being the change you want to see in the world, requires you to exercise your right to vote—and encourage those you know to vote too!