Why don't people vote?
A national League study revealed a major reason. They don't see
that voting directly effects their everyday lives. But as the LWVUS
poster says, "Your job. Your taxes. Your Social Security. Your
children's education. It's about you and your family."
So here are our:
Top 10 Reasons to Register and Vote
It's your money. The county commissioners, governor, state treasurer,
legislators, president and members of Congress you vote for will
decide how much of our wealth to invest in public services and how
to fair ly share the tax burden.
It's your children's education. You elect local and state school
board members who set public education policy and budgets that will
affect how well prepared your children and grandchildren will be
for the future. Decisions by our legislators, governor, members
of Congress and president also affect the public schools-- and the
quality and cost of higher education as well.
It's your job. Congress, the president, the governor and your legislators
influence what job training is available, minimum wage, pay equity,
fairness in hiring, health insurance through your employer, job
and pension security, and workplace safety.
It's your health care. Action by the governor, legislature and Congress
has made health insurance accessible to thousands but 1 of 10 Utahns
is still uninsured. Their decisions on Medicaid, Medicare and private
insurance laws determine your access to health care.
They're your highways. Utah's population and traffic are growing
rapidly. Your county commissioners, legislators, governor and members
of Congress decide what highways are needed, what alternatives to
highways such as public transit to support, and how to pay the bill.
It's your Social Security. The president and your members of Congress
decide how much payroll tax you pay, cost of living increases and
benefit schedules for your Social Security pension, and what Medicare
services you receive and share payment for.
You breathe the air and drink the water. Your county, state and
national elected officials set pollution standards, enforcement
strategies and budgets. They plan and zone where roads and industries
will be built and how public lands will be used --decisions that
can determine how safe your air and water are.
It's your neighborhood. Your elected officials and judges you vote
to retain make daily decisions about crime prevention, laws and
law enforcement, safe and affordable homes, traffic patterns, where
to put schools, parks and recreation.
They're our children. We do our best to keep them healthy, fed,
safe, educated and cared for when we are at work or unable to provide.
The officials you elect can help or hinder Utah families trying
to do their job.
It's your democracy. Make it work. Register and Vote.