Some of you reading this may not be old enough to vote, a barrier that can cause great nihilism, but do not despair. Being currently unable to vote is not synonymous with having no influence or role in elections. And it would be a mistake to assume that the inability to vote endows you with immunity from the consequences of the policies passed by those who can wield the power of the ballot.
Some of you may be eligible to vote but uncertain about the process or becoming involved. As the generation of the future, you will inherit the world adults have passed down to you, and that makes it critical to cultivate your civic engagement now to start shaping that future.