Today is National Voter Registration Day.  Voting is a remarkable right that too many Americans take for granted.  Today states across the nation, including Florida are continuing to look for ways to strip voting rights. Now more than ever, our democracy depends on the participation of every eligible citizen.

Bad incumbents who ignore constituents keep getting re-elected because vast numbers of people have not registered to vote.  The Rising American Electorate is comprised of unmarried women, people of color and young people aged 18-29. The irony, as reported in Voter Participation, is that this group, 71 million strong, makes up the new majority, yet their positions are dismissed by elected officials.

Don’t think for one minute that your vote won’t count. In Florida big races routinely get decided over less than 20 votes. Be the difference. Be the 21st vote. On line registration is quick and easy.