We constantly hear residents of Northwest Indiana complain about their Elected Officials. How many political leaders have lost touch with their communities and sadly at time have betrayed the public trust. How they fail to provide basic necessities for their communities and the citizenry they were elected to serve. The overreaching question is WHAT CAN CITIZENS DO . . . THE SOLUTION LIES WITH THE POWER OF THE VOTE!
Those who do not exercise their fundamental right to vote are forfeiting the opportunity to dictate the future of their nation and the communities in which they reside. They are leaving behind the ability to voice opinions on issues such as taxes, education, job creations, worker’s rights and civil liberties. These issues and the politicians that serve us can only change if votes are cast. OUR FOREFATHERS ARGUED, FOUGHT AND DIED FOR OUR RIGHTS, SOME OF WHOM WE NOW TAKE FOR GRANTED . . . ONE BEING THE RIGHT TO VOTE!
Making a difference begins by first determining that we do indeed have a voice in politics and government. Take the time to learn about the candidates and the issues and VOTE . . . EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
Why am I so emphatic stressing the importance of the vote? Because, unfortunately, the past few elections (locally in Lake County and Nationwide) has seen a drastic decrease in voter turnout . . this trend must end! Over the next year we will have the opportunity to have a voice in County, State and National Elections . . . County Officials, Legislators, Governor, U.S. Senator and President.
Going forward in the weeks and months ahead, the LAKE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE will be working to increase the percentage of voter turnout starting with our Executive/Governing Board, City/Town Chairpersons and most importantly THE BACKBONE OF OUR PARTY . . . OUR PRECINCT COMMITTEEPERSONS!
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS THE “PARTY OF THE PEOPLE” . . . RESPECT YOUR FREEDOMS AND YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE . . . IT IS A PRIVILEGE AND OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT!!