Rebuild Florida with a vote for Andrew Gillum

Yasmin Price
Yasmin Price

Class of 2019 Voting is very important in this country and yet each year thousands of people don't vote out of habit, indifference and in some case, laike of knowledge about the process. How many of you are familiar with America's Electoral College, the political system that we rely on to elect presidents and vice presidents of the United States? The Electoral College is made up of 583 electors, people chosen by their respective states. Each state is assigned a certain number of electors based on its share of senators and members of Congress. Florida is important because it is a big state, the third most populous state in America. Florida also played a big role in helping Barack Obama become U.S. president in 2008 and 2012. The
next big political elections in Florida will be held on the first Tuesday of November. Andrew Gillum, the current mayor of Tallahassee, is running for governor. He says that he wants to rebuild Florida into a state that works for all of us. A major part of his platform is to protect and expand access to quality, affordable healthcare for Floridians. Gillum also is African-American and a graduate of Florida A&M University, our biggest HBCU rival. Gillum knows that we need to strengthen our public schools. If elected governor, he has vowed to fight against special interest groups that are standing in the way of Florida taking real action on climate change. I also believe he will ensure that Florida is a welcoming and safe place for everyone. I think Floridians should vote because this is our state and we can only make a change if we participate. Voting is one sure way. We, the people, have the power to do anything, but some of us are lazy and don't vote. We have to put in the effort.
to make a change, which is why voting in Florida is very important.