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Why You Should Vote as the Youngest Generation in America – The View
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As you sit there, and read this paper, you may think that your one vote, doesn’t make a difference. However, it’s not a matter of whether it makes a difference,

 

“As a citizen I feel it’s my duty,” said Christian Holferty, junior, a continuous attender of The Young Republicans Club.

 

But, you couldn’t be more wrong. The young population of America makes up 20 percent of its whole population.

 

“We are in a very important election, and it’s my most important civic duty” said Sarah Komar, senior, and President of The Young Democrats Club.

 

This becomes a powerful advantage in whichever candidates receive their votes. This can be extremely influential, in the outcome of an election. Once again you say, well this doesn’t affect me right now, however it does regarding education, but ask yourself how it may affect you in four years. Federal Job Programs, College tuition, Social issues. In 2004, less than half of the population between 18 and 29 made an appearance at a polling station, according to bestcolleges.org.

 

“An educated citizenry is in our best interest,” said Bradley Peck, teacher, and sponsor of The Young Democrats Club.

 

Every vote counts. As teens, you continuously think that among millions of other voters, your vote won’t make a difference however that’s not the case according to historical elections. Minnesota senator Al Franken won by just 312 votes. That’s very minimal compared to the grand scheme of things. Another example is Obama’s popularity among the younger generation of America. This is thought of as his biggest asset throughout his campaign.

 

This day in age,  it’s way too easy for anyone to say they don’t have the time, or resources to keep up with presidential elections. Social media outlets have made life a breeze when it comes down to staying updated on recent political events. With this comes a better understanding of how the 21st century political system works. Social media is a huge asset to obtain a young audience. We as teenagers have at least one social media account. So stay informed, and keep debates peaceful, as a better formed member of society.

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