The Regrettes' Lydia Night Says 'I'm Voting Because…I'm Angry'

The Regrettes' Lydia Night Says 'I'm Voting Because…I'm Angry'

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The singer turned 18 two weeks in the past.

In the lead-up to the Nov. 6 midterm elections, Streets Talkin reached out to artists throughout the musical spectrum with a easy request: Complete the phrase "I'm voting as a result of…" Below is the reply from Lydia Night, lead singer of The Regrettes, who simply turned 18 and is happy to vote in her first election. Concerned concerning the setting, ladies's security and healthcare, Night summed up why she's voting in a easy phrase: "Because I'm scared."

I’m voting as a result of I’m a younger lady in America and due to this fact, I must. By not voting, I’d be saying, “Hey world! I really like the way in which you’re! You are so excellent and altering something about you’d be ridiculous!” Yeah, um, no. That is much from actuality, so I’m selecting to do one of many best issues I can do to really attempt to be an actual human in society, combating for what I consider in. I must vote as a result of I don’t need [alleged] sexual predators to sit down in our oval workplace. I must vote as a result of if i’m ever assaulted, I need to reside in a rustic the place individuals consider me. I must vote as a result of I’m indignant.

I’m voting as a result of I simply turned an grownup and want to fret about my healthcare. Millions of Americans aren’t fortunate sufficient to have healthcare and the one time they’ll see medical doctors is after ready for hours within the chairs of emergency rooms. Our authorities needs to disclaim healthcare to individuals with pre-existing situations. This would imply my dad, who was simply recognized with most cancers earlier this yr, would lose his healthcare. I must vote as a result of I’m unhappy.

I’m voting as a result of I really like respiration recent air and ingesting clear water. It baffles me that the individuals operating our authorities not solely don’t have any concern for our earth, however are doing every thing they’ll to pollute it via deregulation. I must vote as a result of I need to someday have kids of my very own and take them to the seaside and swim with them within the water. I must vote as a result of none of this issues in the event that they don’t have a wholesome planet to reside on. I must vote as a result of we’re the one nation on the earth that isn’t part of the Paris settlement. I must vote as a result of I’m scared.