"Vote or Stay Silent 2012 is a youth political movement that I created after talking to journalists at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. After realizing that young voters’ motivation to vote had significantly decreased, I created Vote or Stay Silent 2012 to get young people across the country motivated. Please help me in sharing this video with everyone you know. This is our future! This is our country! You have a voice, so use it! Otherwise, stay silent!"
Vote or Stay Silent 2012
Chelsey Bentley, 21
"I’m voting because I want to give a voice to those who’ve been neglected."
Carson Koenig, 21
"Your political affiliation doesn’t matter. Voting forces the leaders to acknowledge that we exist."
Kristen Bowen, 21
"I am voting for all of the women whose voices could be silenced before they even gained the right."
Priscilla Townsend, 20
"I am voting because I care about the future of this country, and I want my voice to be heard as a Latina woman.”
Mike Jones, 21
"I am voting because despite my political affiliation, my voice does matter. I will not complain about the outcome if I did not do anything about it in the first place."
Mballa Mendouga, 21
"17 years of documented residency, yet my voice is muted. Vote for me."
Braye Nicole, 20
"I’m voting because this is the first time in a long time that I’ve felt my opinion actually matters. I’m channeling my voice through my vote."
Julian Michael Caldwell, 21
"I’m voting because I don’t want to waste my say in my life in this country."