Everyone has a story of why voting matters.

If you don’t vote, you are writing someone else’s story.

Today voting matters to me because we in the United States of America have been given a gift that many people never get, the right to put our needs on the record, to have a say in how our society works.

I vote because so many people are denied that right.

I vote to remove the barriers to voting, because there are still many of our own fellow citizens who are kept from voting.