Does your vote matter? Are you making the most of your Right To Vote? #JoinTheConversation as we discuss the importance of being an informed voter, voting at the midterm, and everything else you should know, before you cast your ballot!
– Voter Registration
– Vetting the candidates
– How do candidates earn your vote
– Importance of midterm and local elections
How important is voting?
If we want change within our cities and governments who’s to blame when things get worst? The politicians or the public? If you don’t vote, can you blame politicians for things you don’t agree with or want to change? Do you feel like your voice is being heard when it comes to elections or do you think it doesn’t matter if you vote or not?
We’d love to hear your thoughts and view on how important you think voting is, or if you think there is no need to vote.
On this episode we will be discussing all things related to the Democratic National Convention.
•After you registered to vote?
•How will you vote?
•How do you feel about the difference between both parties conventions?
•Are you still team Bernie?
Introduction of Democratic Presidential Primaries (4)
- Hillary Clinton– former Secretary of State; wife of former President, Bill Clinton (finance reform; criminal justice reform; disability rights; college tuition; rural community issues; national security; LGBT equality; gun violence prevention; immigration reform)
- Bernie Saunders– U.S. Senator, Former Mayor of Burlington, Vermont (income and wealth inequality; free college tuition; getting millionaires out of politics; creating decent paying jobs)
- Martin O’Malley- Both a former Mayor of Baltimore, MD and Governor of the State of Maryland (free trade agreements for fair competition; financial reform; clean energy; gun reform; expand social security; criminal justice reform; debt free college; immigration reform
- Lawrence Lessig– Harvard Law School Professor (wants to reduce the influence of money in politics with producing reforms that will have Congress listen to voters instead of funders; only candidate that is not a politician)
Due to the Republican Candidates List being so long, we were able to outline like we did with the Democratic Party… but in the above video we talk about the top four as it stood in the polling (eff. 11/5/15).
Introduction of Republican Presidential Primaries (15)
- Jeb Bush– Former Governor of Florida
- Ben Carson– Former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Chris Christie– Current Governor of NJ
- Ted Cruz– Current Texas U.S. Senator
- Carly Fiorina– CEO of Hewlett-Packard
- Jim Gilmore– Former Governor of Virginia, 2008 Presidential Candidate
- Lindsey Graham– Current South Carolina U.S. Senator
- Mike Huckabee– Former Governor of Arkansas, 2008 Presidential Candidate and Lt. Governor of Arkansas
- Bobby Jindal– Current Governor of Louisiana
- John Kasich– Current Governor of Ohio
- George Pataki– Former Governor of NY, NY Senator and Mayor of Peekskill, NY
- Rand Paul– Current Kentucky U.S. Senator
- Marco Rubio– Current Florida U.S. Senator
- Rick Santorum- Former U.S. Senator and 2002 Presidential Candidate
- Donald Trump– CEO of The Trump Organization
Click here for the Democratic Debate Schedule
Click here for the Republican Debate Schedule
** Also next show broadcasting live is on Nov. 19th. We are asking the listeners to pick the top! You can comment below, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or hit up us on our FB Page!! Can’t wait to here your ideas!! **
This link will help those voters in New Jersey to know which poll to go to.
So it’s that time of year where Americans can make their voices heard. I know most don’t understand the power of our vote. But we can vote for changes within our communities. A lot of us have been denied this privilege, and our ancestors fought for our rights to vote and make our voice heard. So why not vote?
In June of this year voters were asked to go to voters booth for the New Jersey primaries. Sadly New Jersey reported the lowest voter turn out in 90 years. We can not complain about the system unless we start putting the right people in office who have the voice of the public in mind. The only way the public will have a voice is by making themselves heard at the voting booth. BE HEARD AND GO VOTE.
If you have not registered to vote, check out this website by clicking here. It’s made simply by registering online. Most local agencies have the registrations cards handy.