By Cleonix Wagner
If we do not all vote in the November 2022 Midterm Elections, we are leaving our future up to chance. Here’s what’s at stake for our country during these Midterms:
- We risk losing the Democratic majority in the Senate and the House
- We risk losing any progress towards voting rights, gun control, and climate change
- We risk losing the January 6th select committee
The biggest risk here is that losing Democratic control of the House and the Senate would make it extremely difficult for our President to reach any of his goals for our country. Here’s why. Throughout the past couple of years, we have all seen the divide between Democrats and Republicans deepen at an alarming rate. Things are no different in the House and the Senate. Some Republicans have made it clear that they will try to stop the Democratic President from passing certain laws, even if the laws would ultimately help the people of the United States. Too many leaders within our government no longer care about doing what’s best for the people of this country. They are too focused on achieving their own agenda- which sometimes includes shutting down the President’s actions and depriving our country of the change that we desperately need. Although creating real change is already difficult- it could become much more difficult in the future. We cannot let this discourage us, but rather we need to let it motivate us. We need leaders who will make their decisions based on the good of our country, not their own desires.
This is why we need to vote. Vote in every election. Vote in Midterms, state elections, local elections. Every decision we make now will count towards our futures—no matter how small they may seem. In the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned, we have more of a reason than ever to make sure that the people we elect will protect us. We need to channel the anger that many of us feel into the momentum needed to make sure that every single person gets out and votes in the Midterm election. So tell your friends, tell your family, tell your followers. Remind them that in November, it’s our turn to be heard.
“Voters need to make their voices heard. This fall, we must elect more senators and representatives who will codify a woman’s right to choose into federal law once again. Elect more state leaders to protect this right. This fall, Roe is on the ballot. Personal freedoms are on the ballot.”President Biden
We cannot let this be the turning point that unravels decades of progress. Everything is on the line. Vote.