Young adults (and all eligible voters) must strive to be more attentive when it comes to local political elections or issues. Many people, especially young adults, underestimate the power and influence that our local politicians can wield when it comes to decision making. These decisions can and do change the ways we live our lives here in Washington, so it is important for us to be paying attention to them.
It’s fair to say that most Americans underestimate their own influence when it comes to nationwide politics. In a nation of over 300 million people, it’s understandable to think, “My one vote isn’t really going to change much.” But our power comes when we stand together. Together, the citizens of America are much more powerful than many realize. Even individually, we are capable of much more than we think. This is true in both local politics and nationwide politics. However, it is easier to approach a smaller portion of people at first, which is why I urge you all to try and make a change for the better.
Whether it’s in your nation, state, city, county, you hold far more influence than you realize.