If you want change, you have to vote.
If you don’t want change, you have to vote.
Twenty million Americans have reached voting age since the last presidential election. Many of them aren’t registered to vote yet
At YESTERCOOL, we’ve released our newest collection. Our Get Out the Vote series leverages retro and vintage design elements to create modern messages that enable you to tell others that you are voting, and that they should, too.
(Of course, in order to vote, you have to be registered. Go to vote.gov to register to vote.)
Your "right to vote" is not explicitly stated in the U.S. Constitution, it is only referenced in that it cannot be denied or abridged based solely on the certain qualifications.
During the first half of the nineteenth century, voting barriers began to fall. None of the new states entering the Union required white men to own property in order to vote, and by the Civil War all but one of the original thirteen states had eliminated property requirements.
And at that time, we relished our chance to vote: in 1840, for example, 79 percent of eligible voters turned out for the presidential election. In 2016, just over 60 percent of the eligible population reported voting.
If your friends and family (or you) need reminding, here’s some key reasons we should all be voting:
- Elections have consequences. Things happen. Things change, or don’t, because of elections.
- Not voting is giving up your voice. Why sit silent and let others decide for you?
- Voting is an opportunity for change. Change is good. Whether it is more or less of what you have now, change is progress.
- Your community needs you. Vote for yourself and those around you.
So choose a message from our collection, wear it proudly, and show the world (or at least your piece of it) that you plan to vote. And get them to participate, too. We are on in this together. Let’s have every voice be heard.