In just a few short months, all of America’s voters will be hunkering down into a voting booth to decide who the next President of the United States will be - no pressure, right?
Even though the right to vote is reserved for those 18 and older, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in some way. In fact, there’s never a better time to get in the political mindset than today!
Earlier this week, DoSomething.org kicked off their Vote Up or Shut Up campaign. First off, if you aren’t able to register to vote - tell them! Once you submit your e-mail and date of birth, they’ll remind you on your 18th birthday to get out and get registered. Talk about service!
Now it’s time to get educated! While the President of the US can be no younger than 35-years-old, many positions in office can be held as early as soon as you become legal to vote! DoSomething.org has connected with several of these young office holders, and they want you to connect with them. Learn as much as you can about these young leaders who we’re sure to see move on to great things!
Finally, spread the word. Not everyone may be as enthusiastic about voting as you, and DoSomething.org wants you to spread the word. By entering your friends’ phone numbers on the website (just make sure they’d be cool with it, first,) DoSomething.org will send them a message, educating them on the importance of voting. And by submitting their numbers, it gives you a shot at a $4,000 scholarship. Not bad compensation...
Even though you won’t be able to vote directly this Election Day, you could make a huge difference by educating yourself and spreading the importance of one person’s vote. Check out DoSomething.org for more ways to get involved - we think this is a fantastic idea!