High school students can’t vote. 115,000,000 eligible adults won’t vote. We can fix both.
If you’re passionate about an issue but too young to vote, post a video asking an adult who isn’t voting to vote for you.
Here are the guidelines
- Find a quiet place to record it that shows your face nice and bright.
- Start by saying something like (feel free to put it in your own words):
- “I’m too young to vote, so I am looking for an adult who will vote on my behalf”,
- or “I’m too young to vote. If you’re one of the 115 million Americans who aren’t planning on voting in this election, please consider voting FOR me”.
- Imagine you’re speaking to an adult who just told you they aren’t going to vote. Pleading is okay!
- Talk about one (or two) issues that mean the most to you, and that would influence how you voted, if only you could!
- Try to make it less than a minute.
- Speak slowly and clearly. Be yourself.
- End by saying “If you’re not using your vote, please vote FOR me.” (This is super important!)
- Be nice. We will not share any hate speech.
- With your parents’ permission, post it to YouTube using the hashtag #VoteForMe2018. Then post it to all your other social media, also using the hashtag, and tagging @voteforme2018 on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.
And remember: You’re never too young to vote!
If you’re an adult who wasn’t going to vote, and has been influenced by a student video, we want to hear your story. Please send us an email or link to your video.
If you have been inspired by these kids—don’t wait!