“It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies.” - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
By Maya Contreras (Writer, Actor, Playwright)
It’s 2016, and that means it’s an election year. Soon we will be inundated with attack ads, more debates, primaries, and a deluge of media analysis akin to sport commentary. Let’s face it, politics is very ‘sport like’: We pick teams, we yell at our opponents and we trilled in victory and despondent in defeat. And the beat goes on…
Let me just take a moment to say, I’ve had a few friends who’ve expressed ‘I don’t vote’ or ‘Why should I vote? It doesn’t change anything.’
Why should we participate? We could sit on the sidelines and let events play out as they will, right?
Yes. But politics has a way of entering your life if you do participate or not.