Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This Year Counts Too

Because I am so involved in politics I get emails from everyone in my party about things that are going on.  No different in the email blasts are the Congressional and Presidential pleas for money for the upcoming election in 2012.  I understand their need as they have to raise tons of money for their campaigns so it would stand to reason that they would want to get us early before the heat of things has other people vying for our money as well.  However, the fervor has reached the people and common folk are now talking about the 2012 election as if it is the only game in town.

This year, we have an election too.  We have elections EVERY year though you might not know it talking to some people.  This year’s election is for the local candidates, both legislative and judicial as far up as the county.  We elect our commissioners, council people, district judges, etc this year.  These elections are probably much more important that the Presidential election because it affects our daily lives much more than our federal representative do.  I always tell voters that the President isn’t going to fix the pothole in your street, but your councilperson might. But with all the fanfare and news coverage our federal legislators get, people think they are only asked to vote every four years.

So please, look above the hype that is beginning to surround the elections coming up.  Remember that on November 8th you have a duty to do as well as you do next year.  Get out to your polling place and VOTE.  Make your choice for the people who are going to directly affect your lives, and if you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain.

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