Monday, November 3, 2014

Go Vote!

Hi guys!
I feel like I've seen a ton of articles telling people to go vote, but I'm going to do it too! Today is election day, and it is incredibly important because we are choosing people to represent us on important issues. Here are 5 reasons to go vote today! 

1) Some of the major issues involve women
The most controversial issues right now involve birth control and other women's issues. By not voting, you're essentially giving up control over your body and letting random politicians make decisions that affect you personally. 

2) Some races are tight!
Not so much in my state, but I know that the governor races in some states are really close and that gives you such a great reason to go out and vote! You literally could be the deciding vote in those situations. 

3) It's your civic duty
A democracy can't work if it's participants don't vote. A common misconception is that your vote doesn't make a difference, but if every person who believes that votes, the results could be drastically changed. 

4) If you don't vote, you're a hypocrite when you complain about politics
There are lots of these people who complain about Obamacare or healthcare or taxes, yet still don't vote! As far as I'm concerned, you don't have the right to complain if you don't exercise your right to vote!

5) You get time off of work!
I think that it varies depending on your state, but I'm pretty sure that the majority of the states give you at least 2 hours off to go vote! 

As for me, I'm not voting today, but that's only because I'm not 18 yet. I really hope that all of you go out to vote because it is something that is important, and that all citizens should make an effort to do. Let me know in the comments why you go and vote (it could be one of my reasons, or one of your own)! And I'll be back tomorrow with another beauty post!
-Sisi

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