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Old 10-20-2004, 03:30 PM   #1
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A Message To Everyone, But Especially Young People

You need to vote. I am 20, and I am a college student. I would like to re-enforce to everyone, but especially young people: You need to vote. You need to know what's going on in the world and you need to use your vote every four years.

This is about more than just having the right to vote and using it, although that is MASSIVELY important. It's about the fact that everybody needs to be familiar with the world they're living in. I cringe when people say things like 'I don't like either but candidate A seems friendlier(or insert other superficial adjective here) so I'll vote for him'. That indicates that the person either doesn't know the issues or doesn't care about the issues. If it's the latter, go get somebody to beat you up. If it's the first, you're not alone. All too often I see people my age who just do not know enough about what's going on in the world. I really do not want to be part of a generation that gets remembered for its idiocy and/or ignorance.

Even if you're in your teens and not yet old enough to vote in THIS election, pay attention to it, pay attention to world issues, keep up with the news for the next four years, so in 2008 you can make an INFORMED decision and VOTE.

And if you're of age, VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE COME NOVEMBER 2ND!!
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:34 PM   #2
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Amen!

Voting takes 2 minutes and it's one of the most important things you'll ever do.
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i WISH i could vote, but considering i turn 18 3 days after the election...........
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:38 PM   #4
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PS-i just got back from a democrat club meeting at school where we made posters and put them all over the school. people are already trying to tear them down (one guy started to rip a poster off RIGHT IN FRONT OF US!!!! idiot.) on november 1 i'm trying to organize a kerry rally at my school. i think alot of people will be voting.
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:51 PM   #5
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I'm voting for the first time. Woohoo!!! Yeeeaahh voters rock!!!

Heh heh...
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... next election! I promsie I'll vote!
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:15 PM   #7
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Well, if you aren't informed about who to vote for, there's no shame in not voting.
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:21 PM   #8
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If you do not know anything and will vote depending on what some celebrity tells you about the election and don't care then dont vote!
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i've been trying to educate my friends who are old enough to vote. hopefully they'll have a good opinion of why they're voting for who on nov. 2 and not just because their parents tell them to vote a certain way.
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:32 PM   #10
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If you do not know anything and will vote depending on what some celebrity tells you about the election and don't care then dont vote!
True. Luckily I've been raised to care alot about politics, so I'm well enough informed I suppose.

Funny you'd say the thing about celebrities because they're telling everyone to vote for Kerry!!! [face_laugh]
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:04 PM   #11
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Don't just vote in the presidential elections, vote for your local officials and domestic representatives.
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Don't just vote in the presidential elections, vote for your local officials and domestic representatives.
Yes, the first election I'll be able to vote in is for governor here in VA which is VERY exciting because i LOVE our democratic candidate, lt. gov. tim kaine. I plan to do lots of campaigning for him and then, of course, vote. People really do taking voting for granted, it drives me nuts.
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this is my first presidential election but i've been voting since 2002, for the mayer, etc. i went and did early voting today.
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My 19 year old son will be voting for the first time this year and I think he's better informed than I am. I was actually quite shocked when I realized how seriously he's taking the issues and his right to vote. I'm really proud of him
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I am too BAW!
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