It’s the EU Referendum today (if you didn’t know where have you been?), and if you haven’t already, PLEASE VOTE.
Vote if you can. You’re on the register, so why not? Vote for YOUR future.
You might not think that your vote counts, but EVERY SINGLE VOTE COUNTS. You’ve got until 10, so VOTE. I am begging you, even if you think it’s not worth it and you couldn’t give a shit anyway, vote.
If I could, I would. I’m 16, and so I’m not legible to write “remain” on a piece of paper. I can’t count myself toward determining even the smallest part of MY – OUR – future. Even though it’ll affect our generation FAR more than the politicians campaigning, I can’t vote and it upsets me. I want to have a say. I want to be able to have the tiniest bit of control.
It’s nearly 5, but it’s not too late. You’re still able to, and if you have, well done. If you haven’t – why haven’t you? It’s understandable if you CAN’T – you’re too young, or you’re not on the register because you come from a country that can’t take part – but if you are, what’s stopping you?
Please. You might not think it impacts you, but it does. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for me, for us, for the ones who can’t vote. I can’t tell you what to vote for, because that’s not what I’m here for. If you know me, you KNOW I’d vote remain.
It’s you. If you think we’re better off out, vote out. If you think we’re better off in, vote in. For God’s sake, NOW’s your chance to have your word. If you ever felt like no one listened to you, do this now to prove to yourself that you have power – maybe not much, but you still do.
I can’t convince you to do it. Two years ago, I didn’t even register that politics was important. Now, I don’t want to ever be a politician, but I want and need to stand up and say that the younger generation DO care.
It starts with us, because we’re the ones that are going to live with this decision. It’s relevant. It’s important. It’s REAL and if you haven’t realised that yet, go to your Polling Station and make sure you do something.
I hope that I’ll wake up tomorrow and not immediately be terrified if I find out what the result is. That’s just me. If we leave, remain supporters will be scared. If we stay, leave supporters will be scared. It’s how it works.
This post may seem pointless, but I want to write it.
So, for your sake and for everyone’s, go out there and VOTE.
You still have time.
From Elm 🙂