To all the young people who are here today, there are now more eligible voters in your generation than in any other, which means your generation now has more power than anybody to change things. If you want it, you can make sure America gets out of its current funk. If you actually care about it, you have the power to make sure we seize a brighter future. But to exercise that clout, to exercise that power, you have to show up. In the last midterm elections in 2014, fewer than one in five young people voted. One in five. Not two in five, or three—one in five. Is it any wonder this Congress doesn’t reflect your values and your priorities? Are you surprised by that? This whole project of self-government only works if everybody’s doing their part. … if you thought elections don’t matter, I hope these last two years have corrected that impression.
President Obama, today.
Please please please make sure you are registered to vote. You can easily confirm your registration, file a new registration, and locate your polling place at iwillvote.com
This whole project of self-government only works if everybody’s doing their part.
So there’s a website that track bills in Congress and what the intended purpose. Some of these are absolutely nefarious. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/#docket
Additionally, here’s where to register: https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote
Also, you need to vote in your state’s primary elections.
11 September 2018: New Hampshire State Primary
12 September 2018: Rhode Island State Primary
13 September 2018: New York State Primary
06 November 2018: Michigan CD 13 Special Election
06 NOVEMBER 2018: GENERAL ELECTION
04 December 2018: Arkansas General Runoff
08 December 2018: Louisiana General Runoff
08 January 2019: Georgia General Runoff