LTE: Democracy Demands Participation

Democracy Demands Participation.

That’s why it’s important to vote in this summer’s primary election on August 7th and this fall’s general election on November 6th. There’s an ancient Chinese curse that says “May you live in interesting times.” That certainly describes our times today. All the more reason why it’s important that you vote this year!

There are so many candidates and issues on the ballot this year that it’s hard to mention them all. Let’s start at the top. One of our U.S. Senate seats and our local U.S House of Representive seats will be on the ballot. At the Jeff City level, there will be numerous House Reps and House Senate races on top of the State Auditor. At the local level, you’ve got the County Legislature races. Let’s not forget that voters will also be asked to pick their Ward Committeeman and Committeewoman for the Democratic party. Lastly, there is Prop A. This one is phrased a little awkwardly. If you are pro-union then vote NO. If you are not that crazy about unions then vote yes.

It doesn’t matter what political party you favor whether it be Democratic, Republican, Green, Libertarian, Constitutional or Independent. The important thing is that you go out and vote on August 7th and November 6th. Remember: We live in interesting times!

Save energy! We may need it someday!

Sam Crowley,
lifelong resident of
the Northeast

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