WHY

VOTE

We believe It’s our responsibility to vote not because we love politics but because we care about our faith and bringing proven biblical solutions to our nation's problems. Our faith calls us to care for others - our friends, family, classmates, and those in our community. 

 

Together, our generation can make a tremendous difference at the polls! In the U.S., Millennials and Generation Z now make up the largest number of eligible voters, roughly 69.2 million, and more than any other generation. We are projected to make up 37 percent of voters in the 2020 presidential election.  It’s estimated Generation Z (ages 18 to 23 in 2020) will comprise one-in-ten eligible voters. This is an increase of four percent from 2016. 

 

Join students across the country using our influence to help others on our campuses pray, think and vote. Together, through our votes, we can be a force for good in our communities. 

SEVEN REASONS YOU

SHOULD VOTE

1

Vote Because it’s Your Right. 

Americans all too often take their right to vote for granted. Let’s remember, voting is more than just electing a candidate—it’s choosing between policies and people who will make important decisions about our community, state and nation. Because we are privileged to live in a free society; we can choose where we live, what we study, and how to vote. Our right to vote ensures this and needs to be protected, promoted, and most of all practiced!  

2

Vote Because Your Voice Matters. 

In 2016 nearly 43% of eligible voters did NOT vote! That’s 100 million people who did not use their voice in the election. How can we complain about the problems we face if we don’t use our voice? We can talk about bringing change, but in order to have credibility we must care enough to take our opinions and beliefs to the voting booth. Your vote brings tremendous influence and it’s your opportunity to have your voice heard. 

3

Vote to Represent Others.

History teaches us there have been underrepresented groups of people who didn’t have a voice. It wasn’t until the 15th and 19th Amendment secured for all people, 18 and older, regardless of race and sex the right to vote. Many people have died defending this right. In our Constitutional Republic we vote to elect those who will act and speak on our behalf—in all levels of government. They will represent the less fortunate, the marginalized, and those afraid to speak. We now have a privilege many did not have: to vote—it’s the least we can do.

4

Vote Because of Your Beliefs.

Each election provides the opportunity to vote for candidates who will represent and advocate for your values. When you vote, you are taking an active role in deciding issues such as; healthcare, immigration, infrastructure, jobs, religious freedom, education, neighborhood safety, taxes, and much more. With technology and social media, voting has become more accessible and simpler than ever before. Your vote determines the direction of the country, and it’s your beliefs, your foundational worldview that guides your vote.

5

Vote to Protect Freedom.

We care about the rights granted by God, and the freedoms protected by the government. The  First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees every citizen has the right to freedom of religion, speech, the press, for the people to peacefully assemble, and to the freedom to petition the government. The way our system will continue to provide freedom for all is if these principles are first protected in the voting booth. 

6

Vote to Help the Vulnerable! 

Jesus said, “whatever you have done for the least of these you have done for me” (Matthew 25:40).  Voting is not just for us, it’s also for the disadvantaged in our communities (Galatians 6:10). For the children without parents, the families struggling to make ends meet, the single mom, and the homeless longing for a better life. Our votes can be used to build healthier communities to help the needy or underserved. My vote shows I care about the disadvantaged - hungry for a better life. 

7

Vote Because You Believe in

the Right to Dream. 

For many, the American dream is the entrepreneurial dream, the opportunity to build something, create jobs, do good. We vote because we believe in free enterprise and the sense of personal freedom that comes along with being able to start a business or launch a non-profit organization. Because I believe in it, it’s my role to vote to protect it. It’s not always easy choosing the “right candidate.” But if I wait for the perfect candidate, I’ll never vote. Instead, we vote for the principles and policies that allow Americans to keep dreaming so that our generation can build on the work of those who have gone before us and do our part to better humanity and our communities.

© 2020 by Dominic DeMeo

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