Why We Should Vote

A Message from the Desk of Art O’Hara, Executive Director, R’Club Child Care, Inc.

Ron Starns and Mayor Bill Foster at our 5th Celebration Breakfast


“The Government is useless, there is nothing they can do to make our lives better, the rising prices, the unemployment, the escalating crime rate…they have no answers”, so say many. “Well, if the many are really concerned about all these things, they should have voted!” “Maybe a better candidate would have won, and maybe he or she would have taken some effective measures for improvement…Unless you vote you just can’t blame the government, because you have failed your duties!” And, most importantly of all, the government is us!

Well if you are one of those people who think voting is a waste of time and keep on complaining about how the government is a complete failure; then it is time you realize the importance of voting, and do your bit toward enhancing the government functioning. Here are some reasons why people should vote…

Reasons Why People Should Vote

Be it an election for a county commissioners, governor, state officials, legislators or the president – it is these people who have the rights to formulate policies that will affect your town, your job, your country, your taxes.

Voting ensures that your opinion is taken into account while appointing the person who holds the reins of power. People who are elected have the power to formulate educational policies which are instrumental in shaping the future of children and hence the future of the nation itself.

Health care, highways, jobs, taxes or even food, the elected representatives have the power to take decisions over some of the most vital issues in our life. So would you be comfortable in letting “anybody” take over these powers, without exercising your right to vote? Voting is one of the fundamental processes, which is instrumental in the development of a healthy democracy.

With a primary election coming up in August and the general election in November, now is the time, if not sooner, to tell your candidates, our candidates that we want high quality early care and education, high quality K-12 and higher education for our children – our future.

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