Did you know—in the past 25 years, at least 100 million people of voting age, in every presidential election, have not bothered to vote? At the same time, no presidential election in the past 25 years has been won by more than a margin of 10 million votes.
Makes you wonder…where might our country be if those 100 million people HAD voted in each presidential election?
What if even 50 million had voted?
Or how about 11 million? Where would we be today? What would be different?
Our mission at 11 Million Votes is to make that happen—let’s put a dent in the approximately 100 million people of voting age who will choose not to vote in the 2012 presidential election.
Let’s get 11 million people to become engaged, passionate citizens who are ready to become a part of the process.
In a country of over 311 million people, you may think 11 million is a small, insignificant number. But did you know that fewer than 10 percent of Germany’s population of 79.7 million people actively worked or campaigned to bring about Hitler’s agenda leading up to World War II? Even at the height of its power in 1945, the Nazi political party boasted only 8.5 million members.
Why are we spouting off facts about the Nazi party? Because if fewer than 10 percent of the German population could hurl their country into a nightmare, can’t 11 million engaged, passionate American citizens move this country toward a place of good?