Democracy is struggling to hold on to its firm roots in America, like a great tree being tested by a great storm. The 2018 midterm elections is perhaps the biggest such storm to have tested the nation’s roots in a longtime. It is obviously a great joy for people to be given the opportunity to take part in the decision making of their country, especially when so many on this planet live in countries that still have yet to even plant the seed of democracy.
Those born in 2000 can vote in the midterm elections. Vote. If you have friends, make sure they vote. Voter turnout may hit a 50-year high according to one projection with some 45-50% of eligible Americans taking part. But that means half of us aren’t even expected to vote Thursday. Make sure your friends vote by getting confirmation early.
Let’s surprise them all… 99% show up!
In a 3 minute video posted by the PBS News, you can see how organizations in Florida are trying to mobilize young voters around issues like the cost of college and gun violence. The transcript of this video is found here. Take a look: