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"My Vote Doesn't Matter": Helping Students Surmount Political Cynicism

“MY VOTE DOESN’T MATTER”:  HELPING STUDENTS SURMOUNT POLITICAL CYNICISM

By Paul Loeb, Alexander Astin, and Parker J, Palmer

You’ve heard it again and again. “My vote doesn’t matter,” students too often say. Others complain that politicians are “all the same and all corrupt.” How do we overcome this cynical resignation and encourage students to register and vote despite their conviction that the game is fundamentally rigged?

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