We are at less than a month to Election Day: 27 days away to be exact. With as crazy as 2020 has been so far, and continues to be moving forward, this is one thing that we all can take part in for the betterment of the upcoming year. But, voting this year is much different than it has been in the past. With coronavirus still a serious concern, mail-in voting being impacted by USPS complications, the influence of social media, and the insurgence of Gen Z voters, the voting landscape has changed significantly.
All throughout October, we will be sharing voting tips each week to help out in knowing the options for your vote to count this year. In our office, we have countdowns and reminders for everyone to remember to vote on or before November 3rd. It's important to remember that your voice DOES count. In 2016, we saw one of the lowest voter turnout numbers in a very long time. This was due to a combination of specific communities being hindered from voting, and a significant number of people choosing not to cast their vote because they didn't see either candidate as fit for office. This is something that we cannot let happen again this year. Not only does your vote count, but it matters in the greater good for the next 4 years.
On to some good news about the election! (You don't hear that very often aka ever in 2020.) The insurgence of Gen Z voters is a huge deal, and is for the better. It has been reported that the youngest generation is more political than Millennials, being much more involved and invested in politics. What this means is there are not only more voters in this election, but more voters that are politically sound. They understand the current climate and what it means for the future, especially when it comes to topics such as climate change. And, as you all know, that is very important to us as well.
Climate change is something that hits home for Gen Z because this is their world that they are going to be left with. And, having a planet suitable for human life is a serious concern that MUST be addressed immediately as there are many things that are on track to devastation during their lifetimes. (Ice melting in the arctic, warming temperatures globally, non-renewable energy degradation, increasing plastic waste in waterways, etc.) Fortunately, this massive group of new voters not only understands this, but is willing to fight for it. Which we at T4T are all for.
So, with all of that being said, let this week's blog post serve as a reminder to vote! We will have more voting information coming soon. Stay tuned.