action 2: Don’t Hope, Vote! Advice from an 11 Year Old

  • Week of November 4, 2018

*This action is written by an eleven year old girl. She can’t vote, so she asked if she can help convince others to! She also chose the quote below.

“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
Thomas Jefferson

As my English teacher always says, “Hope is a series of actions.” On Tuesday, let’s act and vote together! Let’s vote like our rights depend on it! Two years ago on election day I was disappointed because if more people had voted we probably would not be in this position right now.

I can’t vote because I am eleven, but here are eleven reasons why you should:

  1. People have been working for a democracy and a fair democracy (for everyone to have the right to vote) for a very long time, and they still are working hard for this. Do not waste this privilege by not voting.   

  2. If you vote for candidates who care about the environment, you are helping to protect and preserve Earth for us kids.

  3. If you vote for candidates who care about gun safety, you are helping to protect our schools.

  4. If you vote for candidates who care about education, you are helping us become a smarter country.

  5. If you vote for women candidates, you are helping to make our government more equal.

  6. If you vote for candidates who care about immigrants, we will have a more diverse and stronger economy, and our country will be more kind.

  7. If you vote for candidates who care about healthcare, we will be stronger and happier. Our economy will also be stronger because more people can work.

  8. If you vote, we will gain a better reputation as a country.

  9. If you vote, you will feel better because you participated in our democracy.

  10. If you vote, you will be more involved and know more about our society.

  11. If you vote, Democrats will have a better chance of winning back the House and Senate, and passing laws again.

I hope you will vote and I will vote in 2026!