Your Voice Matters: Voters Rights

Aside from serving in the U.S. military, the most patriotic thing a single person can do is vote. Voting is a fundamental, integral part of our democracy, and when you cast your ballot you are participating in a historic event.

Voting affects you. It affects you directly, it affects your town, your neighbors and the whole world. The United States has progressively worked to ensure that all people can vote; in 1869 the 15th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was passed, allowing men to vote regardless of the color of their skin, or their race. In 1919 the United States passed the 19th Amendment, allowing all women to vote. In 1971 the United States passed the 26th Amendment, allowing people aged 18 and over to vote.

 

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