Posted by: danielrashke | November 4, 2014

Get Out the Vote!

It’s Election Day in America and I encourage you to vote. I have made no secret of my commitment to making a difference in my community. I believe that voting is the single most important way you can make a difference in your community. That is why I encourage you to take the time to vote and exercise your rights.

Here are five reasons you should vote:

  1. Every vote makes a difference. Some of this year’s races could come down to a few votes.
  2. It’s your money. The representatives you vote for are ultimately responsible for spending your tax dollars.
  3. Voting promotes change. As author and teacher Sharon Salzberg says “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.”
  4. It’s your public duty. For most of us, it represents the only voice we have in the governing of our society.
  5. Voting is tied to your occupational advancement and wealth. Many elected officials have direct influence on legislation related to minimum wage, fair employment practices, pay equity, and health insurance.

As Larry J. Sabato of Pendulum Swing stated, “Every election is determined by the people who show up.”


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