As you know, Midterm Elections are taking place today. This will be an incredibly important day for the future of our country, and I’ve partnered with Rock the Vote to share why it’s so important to get to the polls and let your voice be heard.
My grandma has always said, “If you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain.” And that’s so true, isn’t it? We are fortunate enough to live in a country where our votes can help shape policy for generations to come. And, as young voters, we are in a unique position of responsibility. Did you know that there are more than 70 million young eligible voters in the United States and that by the year 2020, that group will comprise almost 40% of the electorate? If you think your vote won’t make a difference, you’re mistaken.
Since Dan and I just moved to Nashville in the spring of this year, we weren’t super familiar with local politicians and where they stand on various issues. Plus, Tennessee is electing a new Governor this year. Rock the Vote offers an amazing tool to help educate you about the candidates on your voting ballot – all you have to do is type in your home address and you’ll receive a comprehensive guide of each person running for Senate, House of Representatives and Governor (if your state is electing one). This was particularly helpful for me – if you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where your local candidates stand on issues important to you, I highly recommend giving it a try.
Worried about how you’ll get to your local polling center? Uber and Lyft are offering discounts on their respective platforms to help get voters to the polls.
If you’re able, I encourage you to invite a friend or loved one to go vote with you. Let’s recognize the importance of the day, and celebrate the fact that we’re lucky enough to have a say in the future of this amazing country. Get out there and Rock the Vote!