If you think you are powerless and your vote is worthless, think again.
Since 2008, more than 30 states have passed laws that can make it harder to cast a vote, especially if you are a person of color, a student, poor, elderly or disabled. These laws supposedly prevent voter fraud — though the Justice Department found just 26 cases of fraud in three years — but really create roadblocks to voting.
The mere existence of those restrictive laws proves that every vote is important and powerful. Those states wouldn’t have passed those laws if an individual’s constitutional right to vote, express his/her opinion, and change the political landscape didn’t frighten some politicians.
Corporations may have free speech rights — and money — but, as yet, they can’t vote. Only individuals have the power to make a difference in their lives and the lives of those around them by casting a ballot.
Be powerful. Make a difference. Be a voter.