Use Your POWER!
Registering to vote is one of the easiest ways to get started on making the changes you want to see in your community happen!
Without registering to vote, you are not even a blip on the radar. Elected officials will not pay any attention to someone who cannot hold them accountable at the ballot box. It also does no good to be registered and not exercise the responsibility to vote. No matter what your political leaning, whether you support a candidate or not, it is essential to go out on Election Day and cast a ballot. It is only when we vote – when we exercise this right that so many around the world would die for – that we get on the radar of our elected officials. And being on the radar is where it’s at.
When you are on the radar, you have can voice your opinion and be listened to because you have shown your elected official that you are willing to take them to task on issues important to you on Election Day – you are willing to vote them in and out of their position. In short, when you are on the radar, you have power. Power to better schools, pave roads, build playgrounds, and change policies. Power is having a say and making a stand at every opportunity you have as a registered voter. Don’t wait until the 2012 Election, register or update your registration today to show your elected officials that you are paying attention from now…and they better be paying attention too!
Want to help create this change and make a positive difference in the community?
Volunteer to help others register to vote, explain to young and old in your community why this is such a crucial first step. Project Mobilize also offers a variety of internships: from Graphic Design to Marketing to Legislative Research to Social Media Extraordinaire. If you have a talent or want an outlet to try something new, apply for an internship with Project M, you might even be able to get college credit too!
For more information or to learn about other ways you can get involved in bettering your community, contact Reema Ahmad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-924-5200.