Only 7 percent of the student body voting raises questions. (“Server issues didn’t impact turnout, chair says” by Linh Nguyen, The Daily Evergreen, Tuesday) Is this a mistake? Do these elections matter? How many of these students vote in state and national elections? Do they know they live in the legislative district of the most senior woman in the U.S. House of Representatives? Of course they could register in Pullman and become her constituent. Imagine if they asked her questions as voting constituents: Why are you considering cuts in safety net programs when there is so much hunger and poverty in the country? We need ladders out of poverty, not slides in deeper. I encourage students in Cougar Country to use the power of your voices and your votes to make a difference in the future of our country. That would be Cougar power to create a better future.