The high school and college students of America need to realize that they must vote in order to have their issues listened to. It is a sad and disappointing statistic that the U.S. ranks 139 out of 172 countries in voter turnout. After reading this article, I realized I must vote or I will have no right to complain if the upcoming president or representatives do not favor issues concerning young people. Articles like this are just the beginning of many ways we can promote the importance of voting for young people in America.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.