as the November elections draw near it doesn't matter if you are a democrat or a republican, the most important fact is you have  a chance to make your voice heard, now it's easy to say with all the gridlock in Washington my vote won't  really matter, but don't think for one second that statement is true, your vote and your voice are important more so now then ever before. in the next few years we face challenges that  didn't exist years before, having said that it is important to have the right people in office and again that's where your vote comes in, if you just sit back and take the attitude my vote doesn't count then don't be surprised when local,state or national programs that effect you and your family disappear