The simple act of voting. In a democracy, nothing is more important. On November 7, registered voters will go to the polls and elect their representatives in Congress, as well as local officials. Unfortunately, many Americans do not vote. In the last presidential election, only 58.3 percent of citizens of voting age cast ballots. In 2002—the last mid-term election—only 48 percent voted.
As someone who cares about the environment and national security issues, going to the polls is a simple but powerful action you can take to promote your values. Don’t pass on this opportunity.
Remember, every vote counts. In 2002, the outcome of the South Dakota race for U.S. Senate was decided by 524 votes. Voting matters!
This Tuesday, participate in our democracy by voting and don’t forget to tell your friends and family to vote as well
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