Our country is on the brink of a historical midterm election, as political engagement and interest are seemingly at an all-time high. As more celebrities and public figures call their audiences to act — get up and go vote either now (if your state allows early or absentee voting) or on November 6 — more citizens are beginning to consider the importance of engaging not only in presidential elections but also in elections that affect citizens at the state and local level. We’ve seen many celebrities down to Cardi B herself galvanize their fan base to get out and rock the vote.
And none of these celebrities are wrong. Now more than ever it’s important to pay attention and make a plan to get out to vote. Here are just a few reasons why: