Reaction Paper: “Every Voice, Every Vote”
The congregation “Every Voice, Every Vote” was held on September 8, 2016 in Kansas City by Communities Creating Opportunities. CCO is a company which provides residents with leadership skills, models of community organization, basic city services for poor regions, and so on. It builds social relationships, informs the youth of the current issues, and creates healthy communities. It is created to empower people to build society they want to live in.
The purpose of the event was to unit people and make everyone involved in political process in their country. A lot of Americans forgot their history. In the nineteenth century, during the civil war soldiers were dying to get the rights which are neglected today. The aim of the meeting was to inform residents that everything depends on them; they can develop their country because every vote and every voice is important in the USA, the country of free people.
The purpose was accomplished: the speech was very inspirational and made everyone feel his importance. The best way to convince someone to do something is to make him believe that it is very important. People want to be needed, to be a part of something great.
The target audience of the event was the youth. No matter how strange it sounds but the youth is more non-political than any other age group. The reason is that young people are used to good life. They were born in a highly developed country with all life conditions, they do not care about global things, and all they are thinking about are school, college, food, holidays, relationships, and so on. The youth is not interested in politics since they are not aware of their power to change something.
That is why CCO prepared a special program for students who were the target audience. The level of voters within the youth category is the lowest one; thus, this meeting was held to make students more conscious. The target audience was reached. If people spend two hours on something in their life, they use it. It is not very hard to go and vote for someone, no one just saw the reasons to do it. Now, when everyone is informed about the importance of voting, they will do it without doubts.
There were several things I liked the most about the event. Firstly, I appreciate people who do something not to earn money but to make our society better. It is not only about becoming an active citizen; it is even more about being motivated to do something and develop. Thanks to those who are working in CCO, lots of people believe in themselves, become happy and confident. Secondly, the meeting was well-organized, it was not too long. A lot of meetings, events and presentations are very long, so the viewers get bored and are not interested. Here, everything was perfect.
The thing I did not like was phone calls. It is good that those people are trying to persuade residents to vote, take part in election, and be active citizens. However, the way they are doing it seems not appropriate. No one likes talking on the phone with a stranger about polls. There is another way, for example social ads: the youth is really influenced by them or personal conversation as it is much easier to persuade a person if you have an eye contact. The phone call seems obsessive.
The event was planned very well, but still there is nothing perfect in this world. Firstly, slogans were not bright: “EVERY VOICE, EVERY VOTE”. People cannot be fond of such simple formulization. On the one hand, it is not important, but on the other, slogan is the first thing which a new person hears. It is like the first impression which is the most important. The slogan should attract a person`s attention.
To sum up, the meeting was very inspirational; it made people believe in themselves and feel their importance. Youth was the target audience as it is the age group with the lowest involvement in the political process. The CCO succeeded in taking hold of young citizens. The good thing about the event is that it is well-organized and that people working there are committed to their work. The negative aspects involve the slogan which should be bright and inspirational and the phone calls which can annoy people.
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