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The Freedom to VOTE By: Abby Prestwood

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“Every election is determined by the people who show up.” –Larry Sabato

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Arlington National Cemetery

REASON #1: :

REASON #1: In the 2008 Presidential Election, only 54.5% of registered youth voted. That means that half of America’s youth didn’t even embrace the right to vote.

REASON #2:

REASON #2 The decisions that the President and other officials make affect you too, whether it is immediate or gradual.

REASON #3:

REASON #3 A democracy only works if we’re all active citizens. What sets our government apart is the right to speak up, disagree, be different, and make a change.

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REASON #4 BECAUSE YOU CAN!

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Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. --FDR

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Pictures by Slide: 1. mackeymitchell.com 2. http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2011/10/23/fortress-dixie/ 3. MY PHOTOS 4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_National_Cemetery 5. http://www.askthejudge.info/ ; http://chillandchill.blogspot.com/2009/05/top-5-reasons-youth-should-vote.html 6. http://newmexicoindependent.com/9933/young-voters-make-a-major-shift-to-democratic-party 7. geeknation.com 8. http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2010/05/12/market-maketh-man-temujin-doran/ 9. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/29/1031074/-This-week-in-the-War-on-Voting-Protect- Maine-Votes 10. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/franklindroosevelt 11. http://www.uptownupdate.com/2010/07/re-canvassing-voters.html

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