We hope all of you under 30-somethings will get out
and vote next month, it's time your voices and beliefs are heard.
If you are not registered, you can still do so by Oct. 18 at your
post office or County Offices. States deadllines vary, so check
with your Voter Registration Office for your state.
If you feel your vote doesn't matter, or that the political
issues don't concern you, you are wrong. Well, partially wrong.
The reason politics are the way they are, and the platforms and
issues seem so distant from you is because you don't vote. If there
was a large population of under 30 registered voters, trust me,
those politicians will be bending over backwards to address your
concerns. The reason they don't now, is because they are catering
to those who do vote, which is an older and more conservative age
group. Y0U can change that. Get involved, vote and make your voice
count by exercising your rights. You have a lot of power.
As any of you who have fought hard for getting skateparks
built know, it is all at the mercy of elected officials at the local
level. Voting and getting involved with your city government can
change all the anti skate park attitudes. Again, if they know young
people are voting, things will be dealt with differenty and just
watch the attitude adjustments around election time. Voters choose
our leaders, but only if you vote!
Real Skate endorses John Kerry. George Bush tried but
failed and clearly must be voted out of office. Our country needs
to get a real leader and right now Kerry, Edwards and the Democratic
Party behind them is our best hope. Please do it. Come on 18 year
olds, I marched in the streets to win you your rights to vote, take
me up on it!
Take good care, and always keep it real.