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Don’t Boo, Vote on November 6

Do us all a favor and don’t fall for the idea that voting doesn’t change anything. It is unfortunately that type of small thinking that leads to bigger trouble in our cities and country that is often hard to reverse. So, if you see something that you do not like, get out there to those polls and take a few dozen friends or so with you.

Any who, while on your excursion to change the world, there are a host of reasons why you should be heading to your local designated precinct and casting your vote. Let’s explore 5 general reasons why below!


Voting is Bigger Than You

Surprise! Everything is not just about you, but it is in fact about your community and those around you. Many times in midterm elections we get so swamped with ads and canvassers that we decide that maybe, we need to sit this one out. Well, unfortunately that is not the best mindset. Understand that when you vote or choose not to vote, you are indeed putting your civil rights on display, but be mindful in the way that you do them because at the end of the day, not voting is giving more incentive for your views to be ignored.

If you really care about an issue or if you find that your issues are not being voiced, go to the polls! There is nothing greater than knowing that the next time around you will be able to change things. Who knows, you may even campaign to run for office, raise awareness to an issue or be the change that people are really looking for.

Don’t Complain When Things Don’t Go Your Way After Midterms

No one likes it when you complain, so don’t do it if you didn’t do your part. If you are registered and able to vote, go to the polls tomorrow. If you need a ride, Uber and Lyft  will have discount codes in place for you to make it there and if that still doesn’t work, ask around for a ride or get on public transportation. If transportation isn’t an issue, then it is time to just get up early and get out. Taking a few extra hours for something that will directly impact you will definitely pay off in the long run.

Overall, make a plan to head ot the polls. Gather your family, friends and co workers and hold each other accountable. If the lines are long, bring those snacks, portable chargers and wear comfortable shoes!


The Dynamic of Your City Will Change

Yes, the city will change and yes, it is relevant to you and your political beliefs. Regardless of the party line that you stand with, you should feel the need to go out and make a difference. When voting, one thing that we often don’t see is that our city will change internally. Gradually, various laws and bills will get passed and signed into legislation and over time we will see an influx of emotions from shock to confusion. Don’t be that person. Read up on everything happening so that it won’t be a surprise in the long run and so that you care able to create change where you want it to happen.

Voting is A Small Step for Big Change and It’s Only the Start

Speaking of change, voting is the least you can do politically. Yes, it is very a important notion, but don’t forget to follow up with the people representing you after the election is over because at the end of the day, we are all a chain reaction to a door of possibilities. 


Your Voice Matters, So Speak Up and Be Counted For

Although you won’t be literally speaking out on election day, your vote is a symbol of your voice. Your voice is never too small, insignificant or miniscule to those who listen, so why would you treat your vote the same? On November 6, do the right thing and get out and vote in the 2018 midterm elections. All of the reasons listed above and beyond are good enough reasons to get out and vote. Don’t be intimidated and don’t be afraid, just go out and do it.


Do you need more information on how to locate your precinct? Visit the Georgia’s voter registration page for more information on where you need to be tomorrow morning! If you are a young woman interested in politics and making a change, IGNITE National is the organization for you. Check them out and all that they are doing in the United States today, and declare your ambition on why you may run for office!

Cydney Maria (Rhines) is a creative writer, journalist and photographer located in Atlanta, Ga. She is currently a student at Georgia State University studying journalism and english. She coins her brand as something curated beautifully for those who may not feel that beauty. Her main focus is mental health, social issues, digital design and of course the beauty of black girl magic. Her main goal is to constantly write creative content that fills a need. She is currently published accross multiple platforms and looks to continue her current level of work after she graduates from GSU. Check this creative out!
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