Why voting matters

I was reading an article in The American Prospect today – “Suddenly, Everyone’s Pro-Choice!“. This little paragraph jumped out at me:

There’s one other reason that pro-choice ads are springing up around the country. This year, the electorate will be much younger than in recent cycles, both because more young people tend to vote in presidential elections and Obama has galvanized young voters unlike any politician in recent memory. Surveys show that young voters are more consistently pro-choice than their older counter-parts.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that your vote doesn’t matter. Just by being who you are, and standing up and being counted at the polls, shifts this country in a better direction.