If you are living in the United States in this point in time and are 18 years old or older, for the love of god
Most people believe that they have no say in what is going on. Yet that is EXACTLY what happened in 2016.
Your local representatives are just as important, if not MORE important than the big primaries.
Idk how to put a show less line on tumblr mobile, but if u don’t want a gov lesson pls skip till the end of the squiggly lines
Why are they more important you ask??
Well it’s quite simple. What the president does affects the country. What ur local rep does affects YOU DIRECTLY. Your local rep is in charge of state taxes, state education funding, infrastructure, businesses, antidiscrimination laws, and other public policies. These are things that can and will affect you on a day to day basis. And by voting, you can make sure to get exactly what u as an aware citizen want.
Not to mention that ALL SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND 35 SEATS IN THE SENATE WILL BE OPEN TO VOTE NEW PEOPLE INTO.
This is extremely important because the house and the senate are really who run the country. They can overturn presidential policy, they can impeach people and most of all, are in charge of most public legislation. The fact that we can shift Congress AWAY from trumps favor is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, especially for minority and LGBT+ rights.
This is especially important now as Trans rights are at extreme risk as we slowly sink back into a 50’s mentality. The fact that they are willing to completely erase trans people’s identities is disgusting and needs to be stopped. Their blatant disregard for basic human rights must be stopped. We are the difference and we need to make a difference.