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July 28, 2014 / needhamgrassroots

Why People Don’t Vote – via BillMoyers.com

apathyCynicism (“nothing will ever change”) is just another face of Apathy (“what do I care if things never change?”).

“Americans appear prepared to deal with their historic unhappiness using perhaps the least-productive response: Staying home.”

But this gets the causal relationship backwards — electoral apathy is in large part a result of government dysfunction.

After logistical problems like having a disability,

the number one reason why people don’t vote is that they feel their ballot won’t change anything.

Read more: Will Americans Set a New Record for Political Apathy in 2014? | Blog | BillMoyers.com – July 2014 – http://go.shr.lc/1ruJLam

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RELATED:

The Link Between Mass Incarceration and Voter Turnout | Blog, Smart Charts | BillMoyers.com – May 2013 – http://bit.ly/1oAvJoI

Bill Moyers from 2008

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