Thursday, October 24, 2013

Top 5 reasons to vote on November 5th

Election day is coming soon.  Are you registered?  It's important -- and not only because people have gone on hunger strikes and been murdered so their fellow Americans can vote. 

Voter registration is one of the most powerful means union members use to make our voice heard, and it's a priority of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. This November 5th, one year from Election Day 2014, the Teamsters will have a Day of Action across the country to register Teamster members to vote.

Here are a few reasons why you should register and show up on November 5.

Your opinion matters.
People think that you are important and intelligent enough to make serious decisions about how your community works.  Don’t mess that up.

Get free stuff.
People who vote get more attention from candidates, including free bumper stickers, free t-shirts, and invitations to events (with free food). Not to mention your election day sticker - and the free burger that could come with it.

Not voting is embarrassing 
Whether you voted or not in an election is part of your public record. Anyone – your friends, kids, or mother – can see if you’ve voted or not.

Meet somebody new.
Between work, home life, and the commute, life can get repetitive.  If you want to meet new people, what better place to find a civic-minded new friend than at the polls?

But seriously, your voice matters.
Voters have way more impact in odd-year elections because smaller elections are often decided by less than 100 votes. If you are ever going to vote, this is the time.

Rock the vote on November 5th!  Get registered today.