We constantly hear residents of Northwest Indiana complain about their Elected Officials. How many political leaders have lost touch with their communities and sadly at time have betrayed the public trust. How they fail to provide basic necessities for their communities and the citizenry they were elected to serve. The overreaching question is WHAT CAN CITIZENS DO . . . THE SOLUTION LIES WITH THE POWER OF THE VOTE!
Those who do not exercise their fundamental right to vote are forfeiting the opportunity to dictate the future of their nation and the communities in which they reside. They are leaving behind the ability to voice opinions on issues such as taxes, education, job creations, worker’s rights and civil liberties. These issues and the politicians that serve us can only change if votes are cast. OUR FOREFATHERS ARGUED, FOUGHT AND DIED FOR OUR RIGHTS, SOME OF WHOM WE NOW TAKE FOR GRANTED . . . ONE BEING THE RIGHT TO VOTE!
Making a difference begins by first determining that we do indeed have a voice in politics and government. Take the time to learn about the candidates and the issues and VOTE . . . EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
Why am I so emphatic stressing the importance of the vote? Because, unfortunately, the past few elections (locally in Lake County and Nationwide) has seen a drastic decrease in voter turnout . . this trend must end! Over the next year we will have the opportunity to have a voice in County, State and National Elections . . . County Officials, Legislators, Governor, U.S. Senator and President.
Going forward in the weeks and months ahead, the LAKE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE will be working to increase the percentage of voter turnout starting with our Executive/Governing Board, City/Town Chairpersons and most importantly THE BACKBONE OF OUR PARTY . . . OUR PRECINCT COMMITTEEPERSONS!
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS THE “PARTY OF THE PEOPLE” . . . RESPECT YOUR FREEDOMS AND YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE . . . IT IS A PRIVILEGE AND OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT!!
Reasons Why YOU Should Vote!
Voting is a way to speak your mind and let your voice be heard!
Your vote is your voice. When we vote, we are actually telling elected officials and lawmakers how we feel about education, public safety, social security, health care and other important issues.
One voice, one vote really does count!
Remember: there is power in numbers, and when we vote and get our family members to vote, we can truly make a difference. If you don’t vote for what you believe in, others will and you may not like the outcome.
Our children are depending on us to represent their voices too!
Because our children can’t vote, we have to do it for them. That’s how we make our concerns about schools, safety, housing and other issues heard. When we vote, we are looking out for our kids and their futures.
Voting changes communities!
Do you ever wonder why one neighborhood gets passed over for things it needs, while another seems to get it all? One big reason is voting. When we vote, we can get results that we can actually see.
Vote to effect change!
It was through elections that we voted in officials who were champions for civil rights. Voting is our chance to make a difference in our own lives and within the world.
Believe it or not, voting is a way of honoring our history!
As long as our country has existed, there have been people who didn’t want us to vote. There were several freedom fighters that stood up for the right to vote. Well, those times may seem ancient, but there are still people today who don’t want us to vote. It’s now our turn to stand up and vote to preserve the honor of those who went before us.
Last but not least, because it gives you credibility!
Often times, we voice our concerns to elected officials. But if we aren’t voting, our concerns may not matter at all to them. Voting can actually give you the credibility to make your concerns a top priority for legislators.