If voting could change anything it would have been made illegal. That’s what the establishment think. We have a system of democracy, but it’s failing us. Why?
Because we as voters are becoming disengaged with those in power and those in power live elite lives with little to connect them with us, the common man. Whoever you vote for the government wins.
But we can change things.
Please, register to vote and use your vote. This plea goes out especially to young people.
Don’t tell me you don’t understand, you don’t know anything, your vote won’t change anything. That plays into the hands of those who would keep the status quo.
Please, register to vote and then vote. You have until May 22nd and here’s how”
Less than 40% of 18-25 year olds are registered to vote. It takes minutes to register and not much more to vote and the impact of that vote can echo down generations.
In 2016 boundary changes came into place. Alongside new rules for registration of votes brought in last year, disenfranchising many and making it harder for students to vote, this makes it even more urgent that young people engage with their right to vote. Consider it an act of rebellion against the status quo.
In Cambridge 17% of voters vanished from the electoral register when new legislation was brought in. Don’t let your voice be silenced because those in power do not like the way you might vote.
Register. Now. You have until 22nd May. Together we can make democracy work.
Jonathan Pie says it better than me, if with rather more ‘colourful language’.