You guys didn’t want to know about the who, the how or the what but the almighty ‘why’ of voting.
Thanks to funding by the American Press Institute, we created an internal AY cohort. With our thinking caps strapped on tight, we tried to give you an honest answer about voting. After a lot of back and forth, we came up with the following…
Voting is hard. It’s a slog that doesn’t feel like it pays off in the end. Like bad sex. We may be participating in America’s great democratic experiment, but it doesn’t seem like our contribution matters. We understand how frustrating and meaningless it can feel.
Your vote makes a difference, especially at the local level. As a citizen, you dictate policy when you vote for elected officials like the sheriff or the next member of the education board. The ballot box is the key to starting change in your community for the better.
You can even make change by trying to run for office yourself. We all think we can do a better job. So why not give it a go?
We’re a generation that’s tired of being told that it’s going to be better. We need proof. So we’ll try to point you in the right direction–on voting, local races or even getting into office yourself.