For starters, we want you to know that you matter and your
vote counts in the larger scheme of things. It can be easy to think that you are
just one person and what can your vote do, but you have the power to boot
someone out of office or allow them to make a grand entrance. You have the
right to vote and you can make it count. Yes, you maybe just one person who
decides to go out and vote but all the 1ís add up and eventually thousands come
to the poll to vote.
Never think your vote does not count and whatís the use
because if everybody thought that way then nobody would vote and then you lose
the democratic process of electing somebody. Eventually, what would happen is
special interest groups would cast only votes for their candidates who can help
What about your needs and concerns? Who would address them if
only special interest candidates take office? We need candidates who care for a
larger spectrum of the population and not just their constituencies. Your vote
can make sure that happens regardless of what the elections are.
A single vote not cast could cause ramifications in the long
run for people. English became the official language over German in the United
States because of a single vote. What we have shared apply to national elections
You can change that with your vote and make sure that every
candidate that is running has a fair chance of getting elected whether they are
part of a larger organization or not if the issues they are running on can
benefit the student population over other candidates that are running.
If you are not part of a special interest group and do not
vote, you will help continue the trend that has occurred in elections
which is Ďspecial interest groups rarely loseí.
Our hope is that you donít just vote based on the racial,
gender, and special interest lines of the candidates. If you are Black, please
donít feel obligated to vote for a Black candidate if you feel a candidate of
another color will do a better job. If you are a woman, please donít feel
obligated to vote for a woman candidate if you feel a male candidate will do a
Remember you are nobodyís puppet and nobody can run you. You
have a free will and free choice to choose your candidate based on their
platform. If you vote only out of a sense of obligation then you as an
individual cannot make as much of an impact than if you vote on
issues regardless of the candidates.
So we hope whether you vote!!!