Why you need to Care on November 6, 2012

What are you doing Tuesday, November 6, 2012? I hope you know, and I hope you will have spent the time figuring out what is important to you in this world by the evening of November 5th. Most importantly, I hope you cast your vote for the Presidential candidate of your choice.

Many people, especially college students, sometimes think their vote doesn’t count or doesn’t really matter, but in reality, your vote matters. You, the college student are the future of our America, and the results could affect YOU for decades to come. Voting does not guarantee you will be happy with the outcome, but if you do not vote, then you do not have a say in a democracy. In addition to casting a vote for the next President, weighing in on state and local races, as well as ballot initiatives can have an immediate impact on your community, your life and your future.   

So, if you have never voted, how do you know who to vote for? Some young Americans follow in their parents footsteps and tend to vote as their parents do. If you are not sure, then ask your parents why they vote as they do and get some insight into what issues are important to them and why. Some voters rely on the candidates’ political party affiliation. Others disregard the political party and determine which candidate shares their views on the issues that are most important to them.

There are many issues the candidates differ on that you will want to research. Ask, which candidate can help you with YOUR future? Some of the issues to think about are minimum wage, healthcare, higher education funding, student loan forgiveness, environmental issues, internet censorship, internet privacy, unemployment, freedom of choices, national security and even the taxing of junk food.

Do both yourself and your country a favor and get out and vote on November 6th because everyone’s future depends on it.

 

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LeeAnn Andronico, MBA is a Career Services Advisor at Rasmussen College in Tampa/Brandon. She has worked in the field of higher education for over 2 years and has held various sales and management positions in the business side of medicine for over 15 years. Lee Ann has an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology in Management.

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