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Duty of Citizenship

"Voting is how we participate in civic society - be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It's the way we teach our children - in school elections - how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice."
- Loretta Lynch, Former Attorney General of the United States

 Top 5 Reasons You Should Vote

  1. It is a constitutional right and privilege that our founding fathers stood for.
  2. If you don’t vote for your own interests, who will?
  3. Young voters account for half of the voting population, making them a powerful political force. Young people need to vote to directly influence issues that might affect their lives for years to come.
  4. It is easier than ever to be an educated voter. Everything is at our finger tips! Use the Resource page and the internet to form a clear picture of candidates and their platforms.
  5. Everyone has a voice and wants to be heard in one way or another, THIS IS YOUR VOICE, VOTE!

Read the full list of 10 Reasons Why It Is Important to Vote at the California Post.

Voting is Democratic Engagement

Democratic engagement is the state of being engaged in advancing democracy through political institutions, organizations, and activities—it is the engagement of citizens in public life and in government. Examples of democratic engagement include voting, contacting elected officials, being active in political organizations, debating issues, supporting causes, and participating in rallies. (All in Challenge)