Voting for Our Reality Through All We Do
Many do not exercise their right to vote in elections – siting reasons such as: elections are rigged anyway so it is a waste of time, or there is no one that is trust worthy enough to vote for, or all the candidates are bought by corporations and those with money so that is who the politicians serve. All of this may be true (or partially true). That said it is still important to exercise our right to vote.
Many are discouraged from voting because it has become so difficult to do in person. However, most places now have the option to vote by mail (that is the one I chose because it gave me plenty of time to consider my vote) or early voting places are also available in most areas.
More people of voting age did NOT vote in the last election (2016) than did vote. Yes, there is discrimination and it is difficult for minorities and the poor to vote due to our unfair way of registering voters, creating districts and closing polling places. Yes the system needs a lot of improvement or maybe a complete overhaul. However, it also needs our participation. Just think how different our world would be if more of us took the time to share our voice through our vote.