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Juliet  Cote

Juliet Cote

  • Everyone in this country should vote. Absolutely. Without a doubt. That said, the feeling that your vote doesn’t matter or that its too hard to register, etc. is exactly what politicians in power want to reinforce. They know that if everyone actually voted, if our government was formed based on true

    Everyone in this country should vote. Absolutely. Without a doubt. That said, the feeling that your vote doesn’t matter or that its too hard to register, etc. is exactly what politicians in power want to reinforce. They know that if everyone actually voted, if our government was formed based on true democracy they would lose. So they gerrymander district, restrict voting rights, set deadlines and create processes that make voting seem useless, ineffective, unproductive and borderline impossible. Shouldn’t the representatives of our democracy work to enhance it? Not purposefully diminish the power of true democracy so they can maintain their own? Unfortunately, 2016 taught me that our representatives do not care about the people they represent. They’re leaders of a democracy that they actively oppress. It’s heartbreaking really. We’ve come so far since our founding. And it feels like we’re now realizing that the people we trusted to protect our rights have just been silently and maliciously stripping them from us. It’s no wonder people feel disillusioned and hopeless! That’s their goal! Keeping power for powers sake. But that’s why everyone has to vote so that we can elect politicians who will make it easy, fair, the democracy our founding fathers established.