#1 Your vote influences how the European Parliament decides on matters that affect your daily life.
The European Parliament makes big decisions: how to grow our economy, how to use less energy, how to make sure that the food we eat is safe. When you vote, you choose who makes these decisions and what they mean for the sort of world you want to live in. If you don’t vote, you have no say in them at all.
#2 Your vote gives the European Union the strength to protect you and your family.
The world faces many challenges. From migration to climate change. But when problems are shared, solutions are more easily found. Our union is leading the way in innovation and investment that we need to tackle climate change. And it’s working to protect our way of life and our privacy. Your vote gives it the strength it needs to do so.
#3 Your vote defends democracy.
All around us, we see how unchallenged “truths” can turn diversity into division And how fragile democracy can be if we do not use our right to vote. Our union is based on a shared respect for fundamental rights and democratic principles. Your vote is your claim on those rights, for yourself and for others.
This time it is not enough to just hope for a better future. This time each and every one of us needs to take responsibility for it and choose their own future.