Member of the reality-based community of progressive (not anonymous) Massachusetts blogs
“Sometimes I question my belief that reporting on all the crime will move the city forward, but man that’s awfully low turnout in the areas with the most crime… What’s the best way for a reporter to show that voting can help fight crime just as much as calling police?”– Rob Mills (Lowell Sun Police Reporter) on Jack’s facebook 10.12.13.
I am one of those that believes that more people participate in local elections the better chances we have in addressing social and economic issues that impact our City. If only a small minority votes and selects the leadership, the elected officials are primarily responsible to those who elected them.
How we can come up with solutions to crime, dirty streets, economic development challenges, quality schools, and housing code violations when a few evaluate the situation and make decisions for the rest?
Yes, I guess I am one of those that believes that not only I must exercise my civic duty but I must help my neighbor learn to exercise hers. I cannot do it by myself, I do need my village.
I know I a preaching to the choir here on LiL but I am committed to talking municipal election with 5 people who I know did not vote and convince them that understanding the issues, learning about the candidates and voting on November 5th will empower them and improve their quality of life.
I hope some of you join me in this effort and let’s Double the Vote.
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