Letter to the Editor: Voting is not about winning

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Editor:

In response to Edward Stevenson’s column (“Don’t Vote,” Oct. 6), it is

Stevenson, who seems to think that voting is about winning, and about men gaining political power for themselves. I don’t claim to know if this is true or not, but I do know voting is about making your voice heard.

It’s about letting elected officials know what you want, what you need and what you won’t stand for.

Whether or not Stevenson wants to admit it, we will always have elections and-low turnout or not-somebody will always be elected.

Instead of turning your back and claiming civil disobedience, you should stand up for what you believe in.

You can do this in many ways: protests, marches, petitions but most importantly through the one thing that will really make the government listen: the ballot box.

Stephany Murguia

Junior, Political Science