Lin-Manuel Miranda Has the Most Important Message for You This Election Year

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Only 53.6% of eligible voters in the United States voted in 2012's presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center

And only about 65% of the country's voting-age population is registered. 

Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of Hamilton, has something to say about this:


In a video for the nonprofit organization Hispanic Federation, Miranda relates just how important a trip to the voting booth is.    

Here are his big points:

Democracy only works when people vote.

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It's the only way for minorities to get the representation they deserve. 

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All votes can make a difference.

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From gender equality to Broadway's diversity problems, Hamilton cast members have used the platform the musical has given them to take public stands. 

Watch the full video below: 

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