We should go to the poll and vote because "bad officials are elected by good citizens who don't vote."
Your vote is your voice. When we vote, we are actually telling elected officials and lawmakers how we feel about education, minimum wage, Social Security, health care and other important issues.
Remember; there is power in numbers, and when we vote and get our family members to vote, we can truly make a difference.
If you don't vote for what you believe in, others will and you may not like the outcome. Because our children can't vote, we have to do it for them. That's how we make our concerns about schools, safety, housing, and other issues heard. When we vote, we are looking out for our kids and their futures. It was through elections that we voted in officials who were champions for civil rights. Voting is our chance to make a difference in our own lives and within the world.
As long as our country has existed, there have been people who didn't want us to vote. There were several freedom fighters that stood up for the right to vote. Well, those times may seem ancient, but there are still people today who don't want us to vote. It's our turn to stand up and vote to preserve the honor of those who went before us.
Voting can actually give you the credibility to make your concerns a top priority for legislators. Get registered -- Go vote.
John H. Glover
St. Helena Island