Voting is empowering, we're told. The act gives us power. So just how do you plan to use your power this election year? It's time for a little political Show and Tell ...
As part of this year's election lead-up, MTV's Power of 12 wants to see what issues are on your mind this election year. So we created a snazzy new tool called Power Pics. Upload a photo and fill in the caption "I will use my power ... " See what starts to surface in the zeitgeist. You can upload photos all year until election day too. Like Twitter, we have a character limit: 50 characters max for your captions! Celebs like All-American Rejects, Fat Joe, The Wanted (YES!!!) and more are in too -- they've already uploaded their Power Pics. Guess which one wants a time machine to right wrongs and bet on sports games?! OK, the answer is in the photo above.
You can voice your strength in a general way, with a sort of, "I will use my power to create change."
Or you can get specific, in a "I will use my power to elect George Clooney as President and throw a pizza party for all! Ice cream, too!" kind of way.
Or somewhere in the middle: "I will use my power to start my own business."
" ... to protect the environment"
" ... to help future generations have access to higher education."
Match an eco-friendly caption with a pic of yourself out in nature or an education-specific message next to your stack of CliffNotes. Show the world why your voice matters. Check out the links below for more on Power of 12.
Share Your Power Pic
Upload a photo and caption to a growing gallery that answers the question: How will you use your power this election year?
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