The decisions that our politicians make affect every part of our lives, sometimes in ways that we don’t realize.

Whether it’s local, state, or national elections, it’s important to vote and show support for the candidate who most closely represents what matters most to you.

What Your Vote Decides

The decisions that our politicians make affect every part of our lives, sometimes in ways that we don’t realize.

Whether it’s local, state, or national elections, it’s important to vote and show support for the candidate who most closely represents what matters most to you.

Who you vote for can potentially transform your community, or the whole country.

Here are just some of the things that elected officials decide. If you’re convinced that your vote matters, visit PowerOf18.com, register, and vote on November 6.


HOW YOU LIVE

Politicians make decisions that affect the safety of your neighborhood, including things that seem minor, like where traffic lights and road signs are placed.

States decide certain rights of people who live in the state, including the kinds of health care and other programs you can access and funding for local public schools.

Major civil rights are often decided on the national level, including who you can marry, whether or not you can be discriminated against based on race or religion for things like housing as well as other issues of equality.

WHERE YOU LIVE

Cities and towns can set regulations that make rent more affordable and decide where to build hospitals and community centers, as well as what types of public transportation are available.

Your state government decides how much the sales tax is in your area.

When you decide to buy a home, politicians decide national rules to make sure the people handling your mortgage have your best interests at heart.

HOW YOU FEEL

Local elections can sometimes determine the location of certain kinds of health centers, including women’s health organizations.

State-level politicians can decide who qualifies for state-level health care programs like Medicaid.

Members of Congress, the president, and other elected officials can make sure that every person in the country has access to health care.

HOW YOU LEARN

Local officials are responsible for making sure the schools in your area are performing well and are safe places to learn.

States can decide the quality of public education, from kindergarten through college, and can fund public colleges, lowering tuition prices.

Politicians are accountable for making sure every child in the country has equal access to a good public education.