Would You Sign a Pledge Not to Vote?

To bring attention to National Voter Registration Day, which was on Tuesday, September 24, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Teen Activist Project took to New York City streets to ask New Yorkers whether they would sign a pledge not to vote. According to the NYCLU, many people who are eligible to vote—for various reasons—do not. In fact, only 28 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2009 NYC mayoral election—that’s down 65 percent from 1953.