Educate yourself, use your voice

One question I have been asked and that honestly floats around in my own head sometimes is “How can I get more involved?” or “How can I know more about my community?” The answer is pretty straightforward: do your research, search your local paper, ask around, utilize social media. In short, educate yourself.

That same philosophy can be applied to those seeking to become more involved in the political realm, also. You can’t be a fully engaged citizen of your community if you don’t know who is running it, what they believe and what you would like to see them do.

With the upcoming June primary election, Franklin County has provided its citizens with opportunities to meet and learn about the candidates for local and statewide elections. These are important opportunities citizens need to take part in to be informed about what is going on in their local and state government.

I often hear people complain about issues going on in the community or problems they have with local leaders, and they ask what can be done about them. The solution is to become active.

Go to the political rallies or meet-and-greets. Ask questions. Find out what the candidates believe, decide who shares your values or views and support that person.

We have the right to vote – use it. Use your voice, and follow through with your actions.

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