Over the last few months everyone from pop stars to pundits has been telling you that no matter what you do, you have to get out and vote. It’s super important that you make a vital decision that will impact our country. You’ve heard it over and over and it will continue non-stop until November 8.
You might be asking, “why?”
You may not feel like you have time to stand around in line waiting to choose between the lesser of two evils, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Why can’t you just sit this one out? If you’re contemplating letting others rock the vote while you rock an extra hour of sleep, let President Barack Obama administration veteran Carri Twigg and VH1 Live host Marc Lamont Hill explain why it is an absolute MUST that you cast your ballot next month.
Carri and Marc break down the importance of local elections, swing states, and third party options like Gary Johnson and Jill Stein as they state the case for making your voice heard. They have a frank discussion on the core value of your vote in this election, a topic that certainly has been lost in the circus atmosphere created by The Donald taking on Hillz.
Check out the video below for an important reminder on why voting matters, complete with a a very woke quote from Carri’s mom.
This is the first episode of our new Behind the Vote digital series. Stay locked in for more videos leading up to the Election Day and watch VH1 for more election coverage as you prepare to make your vote count!