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  •  I will! Soon-to-be-23-year-old millennial here (15+ / 0-)

    I have never missed even a local election.

    I always get excited to vote!

    I'm thankful that the importance of voting was planted in my mind at an early age. Before I turned 18, I felt a little jealous of those who could vote, and at the same time it made me happy to get closer and closer to my 18th birthday. Since then, I've voted in every single election we've had where I live - even to renew a school district sinking fund millage!

    Too bad not many other young people share that interest in voting. People have to feel like it's worth it to vote, and unfortunately, voting for a governor, congressperson, millage, etc. just isn't as "sexy" (I can't think of a better word) as voting for a President, hence many people don't feel that it's worth it.

    "Virg Bernero is exactly the kind of candidate Democrats need to get in 2010." - Ed Schultz

    by ScottyUrb on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 04:07:48 PM PDT

    •  That's the challenge for your generation: (3+ / 0-)
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      Too bad not many other young people share that interest in voting. People have to feel like it's worth it to vote, and unfortunately, voting for a governor, congressperson, millage, etc. just isn't as "sexy" (I can't think of a better word) as voting for a President, hence many people don't feel that it's worth it.

      Take heart though, your's is not the first to face  it.

    •  Good for you. (4+ / 0-)

      Voting in non-presidential years may not be as exciting, but it's just as important.  The President can't do anything without help from the general public as well as all elected officials.  Maybe you could bring a few good friends along on election day, or give someone a ride to the polls, or remind your friends to vote too.  

      •  GOTV work is in the cards for me (6+ / 0-)

        Voting in non-presidential years may not be as exciting, but it's just as important.

        I would argue that it's even more important to vote in these elections. Local elected officials have an even bigger effect on a person's day-to-day lives than even the President.

        Not to mention that today's state senator = Tomorrow's US senator = a future President!

        "Virg Bernero is exactly the kind of candidate Democrats need to get in 2010." - Ed Schultz

        by ScottyUrb on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 04:26:03 PM PDT

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