You do have a voice. You do need to vote.
Partisan politics and campaign finance influence have not only paralyzed the effectiveness of Congress and our entire political system, but also are what has unfortunately caused so many Americans to become leery and cynical of their own value in voting. People need to know their vote does count.
People need to know what their candidates’ specific ideas and strategies are, what their candidates’ top areas of focus will be and — maybe most importantly — how they specifically plan to implement it. I hope the League of Women Voters or other nonpartisan groups will be hosting and televising upcoming candidate debates, forums and town hall meetings to discern the differences of the people we elect.
Our great nation and the democratic political process demands that we participate. Vote intelligently and based on the candidates’ past and future service value — not just based on party lines or because they spent more than their opponent.
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Clearly, nobody wants the government to run over our rights as individuals and citizens — and that’s why we need to vote to be heard. Elections should not be for sale to the highest bidder. Please do your homework and vote intelligently.