- Posted October 23, 2012 by
Watertown, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Change the List: Convince me to vote!
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Voting Helps Shape Your Future!
I've voted in every election since I turned 18. I'm 56 now so that's been a lot of elections.
Every time I voted, it made me feel good that I had helped to steer our country in the direction I see our future to be.
If you believe something is important, then you need to tell those that make those decisions and choosing a candidate that agrees with what you want helps to make it happen.
But just voting isn't the end of your responsibility. It's only the first step.
Then, you need to write your Representative and voice your concerns over issues. Tell them what you feel and why you think the way you do.
Change isn't easy. I know.
For many years, I've watched as our country has veered off the course I would have preferred but then in the next election, it's course has been corrected.
Getting to the future, one that holds promise for all isn't a straight path.
Many vote against what I believe and then realize later and change their votes.
The more people educate themselves and participate in the election process and in government, the more quickly we move forward.
Being a citizen has responsibilities.
And voting will leave you with a sense of satisfaction that you served your country to the best of your ability by helping to shape it's future along with your own.
So, go vote! Make a difference!