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  • People died so we can have this honor, this right! We owe it to them to proudly cast our votes. How we vote will affect the lives of our children. If we do not vote, we lose our democracy and what will be left for future generations?
  • The biggest election issues often directly effect the youth of the nation. War, education funding, employment and job training, and reproductive rights issues are just a few current hot topics. They are affecting your life RIGHT NOW! It used to be you had to be 21 to vote, but you could be drafted at 18. It took the Vietnam War to make our country realize this, then they changed the law. Don’t vote and kiss away your ability to have any influence as to how these issues play out in your world.
  • Remember that the next time you hear someone moaning about how bad things are in government. Ask them if they voted. Then you will know whether they are worth listening to.
  • Let everyone know that you care enough about your town and its leaders to have a say in the election’s outcome. If your candidate does not win, you still had a say in the outcome.
  • Voting powerpoint

    1. 1. VOTING ON LOCAL ELECTIONS VOTING ON LOCAL ELECTIONS YAISA GOMEZ
    2. 2. <ul><ul><ul><li>If you didn’t have the right to vote would you fight for it? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><li>Elections dictate whether I am employed or not. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*New Jersey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Furloughs for state employees. </li></ul></ul></ul>MY STORY:
    4. 4. <ul><li>Originally under the Constitution, only white male citizens 21 AND OVER were eligible to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>African Americans were give the right to vote under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. </li></ul><ul><li>Women were give right to vote in1920 under the Nineteenth Amendment. </li></ul>THE HISTORY BEHIND VOTING
    5. 5. Today, citizens over the age of 18 cannot be denied the right to vote, regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, or sexual orientation.
    6. 6. Here is the Problem… NJ state voters: 2008 presidential elections 75% of 5.35 million participated 2009 Governor elections 45% of 5.22 million participated Jersey City has 120,000 registered voters, only about 30,000 voted in the 2009 municipal election. That’s only 25% !!!
    7. 7. Here is the Problem… NJ state voters: 2008 presidential elections 75% of 5.35 million participated 2009 Governor elections 45% of 5.22 million participated Jersey City has 120,000 registered voters, only about 30,000 voted in the 2009 municipal election. That’s only 25% !!!
    8. 8. USE YOUR VOICE THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU STAND FOR AND VOTE
    9. 9. <ul><li>Make a difference. Know what changes you want to see and take action. </li></ul><ul><li>What issues do you feel strongly about? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you angry about? </li></ul><ul><li>Worried about? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the outcome of the election affect you? </li></ul><ul><li>You Can Decide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have a voice, so use it and don’t let other people decide for you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Its Your Right </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People have fought hard their whole lives to vote. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t take the right for granted. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Want politicians in office who represent your needs and concerns? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then vote. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. City and state government can help or hinder hardworking families trying to raise their children, your vote leads government in making those decisions. Voting is your way to state your concerns and beliefs: What is important in the way of education for you and your family? Which programs to fund and which programs get cut? How the budget is distributed? How do you feel about raising taxes?
    11. 11. Local elections are as important as presidential elections. Candidates in large elections often start by getting voted into power at lower level. #3-Thomas Jefferson, Governor of Virginia #7-Andrew Jackson, Governor of the Florida Territory #9-William Henry Harrison, Territorial Governor of Indiana #11-James Knox Polk, Governor of Tennessee #19-Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Governor of Ohio #25- William McKinley, Governor of Ohio Theodore #28- Woodrow Wilson, Governor of New Jersey #32-Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Governor of New York #40-Ronald Wilson Reagan, Governor of California #43-George Walker Bush, Governor of Texas #5-James Monroe, Governor of Virginia #8-Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York #10- John Tyler, Governor of Virginia #17-Andrew Johnson, Governor of Tennessee #22-Grover Cleveland, Governor of New York #26-Roosevelt, Governor of New York #30-Calvin Coolidge, Governor of Massachusetts #39-James Earl Carter, Jr., Governor of Georgia #42-William Jefferson Clinton, Governor of Arkansas
    12. 12. <ul><li>Every Vote Counts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Votes can get very close (Governor Election in 2004) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Democracy. For the people, by the people, of the people. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One person can voice everyone’s opinions in one larger voice </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>When you vote, you honor that our ancestors made and that today’s Soldiers make in fighting for our freedom! </li></ul><ul><li>You should vote because you can! </li></ul><ul><li>The reality is, </li></ul><ul><li>your vote counts! </li></ul><ul><li>It represents your right to freedom of speech </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t vote you really have no right to complain about government decisions you don’t like </li></ul><ul><li>(no matter how bad those decisions are) </li></ul><ul><li>Voting means you believe in the democratic process </li></ul><ul><li>If you are old enough to die for your country, You are old enough to decide who makes the decisions! </li></ul>
    14. 14. Next local Election: Don’t forget it is up to you to be counted. DON’T VOTE VOTE
    15. 15. Local government decides local issues. Make sure someone is listening- “ The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson
    16. 16. <ul><ul><ul><li>We are lucky we are to be able to vote. The constitution has been amended in order to provide to right to vote to people just like us. We hold the future of the candidates in our hand. Our lack of votes during elections leads to politicians who can speak for the few that vote. It is up to us to make a difference, use your voice and VOTE. </li></ul></ul></ul>In final analysis,

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