By: Charlotte Lever
Even though some politicians don’t always care about what young people believe in or value, they do care about their jobs - 100% of the time, every time.
They want you to vote for them so they are elected. To this end, politicians and political parties put a lot of time, money and effort into finding out everything they can about those who are voting for them, and marketing their policies to these voters.
The sad truth is...
If young people are not voting, political parties and candidates have less reason to pay attention to the concerns of young people or create policies that will benefit them.
On the other side of the coin...
If young people are turning out to vote politicians will have an incentive to be more inclusive of young people’s needs and appeal to the youth vote. So if you are sick of hearing about issues like negative gearing, or debates around a new super freeway in your city, get out to vote in your next local, State or Federal election and force those pollies to listen!